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Letters to Santa Claus : the elves / [edited by] foreword by Pat Koch, Head Elf ; afterword by Emily Weisner Thompson.

Koch, Pat. (Added Author). Thompson, Emily Weisner. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 15 of 15 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 15 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Eastern Branch 394.26 LET (Text) 36804000251929 NONFIC Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola IND COLL 394.266 LET (Text) 33118000168910 Reference: Indiana Collection Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL 394.26 KOC (Text) 38217000547105 Nonfiction BPL Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [IYRC] ISLI 394.26 L651i (Text) 00000106144751 Young Reader's Collection Available -
 : Copy signed by The Editor. [ jrl 2016-01-12 @ ISLI ]
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [IYRC] ISLI 394.26 L651i (Text) 00000106144769 Young Reader's Collection Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 394.2663 LETTERS (Text) 37500004130239 Nonfiction Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland 394.2663 L651 (Text) 76383000436546 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library 394.2663 LET (Text) 30477100874647 Adult: Adult Christmas Books Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Chrisney Branch CHR 394.26 KOC (Text) 70743000147646 Chrisney Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library 394.26 KOC (Text) 70743000147647 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780253017932
  • ISBN: 0253017939
  • Physical Description: 203 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: For years, children and adults have stuffed their candid dreams, wishes, and promises into envelopes addressed to Santa Claus. Whether the envelopes come with stamps or without, are addressed to "The Big Red Guy at Jingle Bells Lane" or simply "To Santa," for over 100 years, millions of these letters have poured into Santa Claus, Indiana. Arriving from all corners of the globe, the letters ask for toys, family reunions, snow, and help for the needy--sometimes the needy being the writers themselves. They are candid, heartfelt, and often blunt. Many children wonder how Santa gets into their chimneyless homes. One child reminds Santa that she has not hit her brothers over 1,350 times that year, and another respectfully requests two million dollars in "cold cash." One child hopes to make his life better with a time machine, an adult woman asks for a man, and one miscreant actually threatens Santa's reindeer! Containing more than 250 actual letters and envelopes from the naughty and nice reaching back to the 1930s, this moving book will touch readers' hearts and bring back memories of a time in our lives when the man with a white beard and a red suit held out the hope that our wishes might come true.
Subject: Santa Claus.
Children's writings.
Children > Correspondence.

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