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Santa Claus's Secret Name by Jane Winslow Eliot

Santa Claus's Secret Name

by Jane Winslow Eliot

48 pages
This wise children's tale brings deeper meaning to the holidays.

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Category: Fiction:Children
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About the Book
Santa Claus really does exist!

In this guessing-game book to be read aloud and played together, parents and children will find out who Santa Claus really is. And the answer is NOT who you might think!

When Jane Winslow Eliot's children were little she had to face the moment of truth when they came to her with the accusing words: "We just found out that Santa Claus doesn't exist!"

Her heart sank as she faced this critical moment. Would cynicism set in at such a young age? Would parental betrayal be the overarching memory they would have of Christmas for the rest of their lives?

She knew she could back peddle, or she could apologize, or try to turn the lesson into a metaphor for holiday spirit.

Instead she replied, "You're wrong. Santa does exist. And I'll prove it to you."

And she told them the simple but mysterious guessing-game story of Santa Claus's Secret Name. Her hope was that her children would remember Santa Claus's secret name for the rest of their lives, and that the insight they gained from this moment of truth would carry them through years of cynicism, inevitable betrayals, disappointments, and struggles.

In this exquisite read-aloud tale, parents can respond to their children's initial disillusionment with a gift of extraordinary wisdom.

Most amazing of all, even grown-ups can try to guess the secret name, and if they discover it on their own, will discover a truth they can never forget. The answer is practical, healing, and,above all, true.

Read this book aloud with your children,and play the guessing game, and you are guaranteed to understand Santa Claus and the mystery of the holiday season in a whole new way. You'll be redeemed as a parent, and your child will enter into the deeply meaningful aspect of the holiday season with a clearer way of seeing - no matter how old they get!

 

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About the Author
Writer, traveler, Waldorf educator, Jane Winslow Eliotís articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Smithsonian, Horticulture, Travel & Leisure, The Los Angeles Reader, and the Chicken Soup series. Her books include Letís Talk, Letís Play, The Soul of Color, and her most recently published autobiographical tale, Around the World by Mistake.

 

 

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