How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas

How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas

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Penguin Putnam
In How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas, Jeff Guinn combines solid historical fact with glorious legend to deliver another heartwarming holiday book for the whole family.
It's 1620 and Mrs. Claus's dear husband is off in the New World planting the seeds of what will become a glorious Christmas tradition. Meanwhile, Mrs. Claus has chosen to stay in England, where the first signs of a dangerous threat to Yuletide cheer are in evidence. The Puritans have gained control of Parliament and appear determined to take all the fun out of Christmas. But Mrs. Claus knows that it's time for serious action when, in 1647, a law is passed by Parliament that actually punishes anyone who celebrates Christmas. Using as its springboard the actual events of a day in 1647 when ten thousand peasants marched through the streets of Canterbury demanding their right to celebrate a beloved holiday, How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas is rich in historical detail, adventure, and plain ol' Christmas fun.

Baker & Taylor
Remaining behind in England while her husband works to establish holiday traditions in the New World, Mrs. Claus helps to organize a protest march through the streets of Canterbury when the Puritan government makes the celebration of Christmas illegal. By the author of The Sixteenth Minute. 125,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781101118924
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Jan 07, 2015

Enjoyable, but the style was much more like a history book than a delightful, magical story. Became a bit of a chore, consequently.
Illustrations were subpar.
If you want a thoroughly enchanting book, try The Legend of Holly Claus by
Brittney Ryan. By far my favorite Christmas book. Since, I have a tradition of reading Christmas books every December, I've tested out quite a few.


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