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Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and His Christmas Mission

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Children have believed the legend forever: On one special evening each year a jolly old elf (with a taste for red suits) and eight tiny reindeer (plus one with a red nose) fly all night long to deliver gifts around the world. The fact is, solid evidence abounds - from scientists, historians, Arctic explorers and other experts - that this is not a legend at all, and that ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published August 30th 1996 by Wiley (first published January 1st 1996)
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Nick
Nov 25, 2016 Nick rated it it was amazing
This book Is a nonfiction book about Santa Claus and everything about him and proof he is indeed real and he has an appetite for your cookies. Robert Sullivan did great research to put into the book and interviewed the best Experts on the issue. And let's you know Santa Is real and has Thousands maybe even millions of more years to deliver.
I rate this 10 Reindeer out of 10 reindeer.
Matt Spaulding
Nov 27, 2015 Matt Spaulding rated it really liked it
What I really love about this book is it's "scientific" look at Santa Claus and his mission. The illustrations and photographs are amazing and the work put into the realism is amazing and wonderful.

My only quibble with this book is the history they present of Santa himself. I am more fond of the traditional Saint Nicholas origin than the "Santa as an ancient elf" story they present here. I am also not fond of the sleigh design they present.

Other than that, this is a fabulous book.
David Ward
Nov 16, 2015 David Ward rated it liked it
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Flight of the Reindeer: The True Story of Santa Claus and the Christmas Mission by Robert Sullivan and Glenn Wolff (McMillan USA 1996)(Fiction) is a beautifully illustrated summary of the story of St. Nicholas, Santa Claus, and the magical flying reindeer told from a historical and scientific perspective. My rating: 7/10, finished 2/1/14.
John
Dec 27, 2013 John rated it really liked it
Included here as a proxy for many holiday books I reread each year. This I started last year for the first time and finished this year.
Christy
Jul 31, 2016 Christy rated it it was amazing
You'll turn the last page thinking there really is a Santa Claus. The pictures in this book are actually very beautiful also.
Sarah
Jan 01, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This is one of those that I love reading every year since I discovered it. It's an interesting take on the truth about Santa Claus.
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Fun book, great illustrations if you love Santa.
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Well researched. Extremely interesting.
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Robert Sullivan has written several books on his own and dozens in his day job as Managing Editor of LIFE Books. His books include a baseball memoir and a golf collection, but closest to his heart are three collaborations with the artist Glenn Wolff: Atlantis Rising, Flight of the Reindeer and A Child's Christma
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