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Archive YA/Children Group Read > 2018 December - A Kidnapped Santa Claus

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message 1: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
This story was written by L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and many other Oz books. Last year we read The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.
I hope this year's story has a happy ending. It is hard to picture Christmas without Santa.


message 2: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
This story is available as a free ebook, if you are interested in reading it.


message 3: by Samantha, Cajun Literary Belle (new)

Samantha (cajunliterarybelle) | 2489 comments Mod
I’m going to look for an ebook copy of this soon. Christmas stories, here I come. Last year I read Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and 3 other Christmas stories of his in the same ebook.


message 4: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
I like Christmas stories too.


message 5: by Bernard (new)

Bernard Smith | 2976 comments I cannot believe that Mister Baum would allow dear Santa to be harmed!


message 6: by Samantha, Cajun Literary Belle (new)

Samantha (cajunliterarybelle) | 2489 comments Mod
Tim Burton allowed Santa to be kidnapped … and I quite enjoy that story.


message 7: by Bernard (new)

Bernard Smith | 2976 comments Hooray! A happy ending!!!


message 8: by Kathy (new)

Kathy | 1078 comments Another fun story - hooray for Santas helpers!


message 9: by Gem (new)

Gem  | 159 comments I listened to this story last night when I could not fall asleep, I must have dozed in the middle somewhere as I know it had a happy ending but I definitely missed something. I'm going to listen to it again today.

Before my nap, I did notice that it contains a lot of elements that are built on those in last year's read of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. I enjoyed how the stories tied together, however, this is definitely a story that can be read as a stand-alone.


message 10: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5398 comments Mod
Hello ⊱✿Gem✿⊰
I can see me falling asleep listening to a delightful story as this as well! lol

I have it on order to go along with the book you suggested last year as well.

Nothing better to lift the spirits as a Christmas story does <3


message 11: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
This was a cute story. I am glad we read The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus last year, since some of the same characters appear here.


message 12: by Trisha (new)

Trisha | 834 comments I plan to read both books - for some reason I didn’t get round to the Life & Adventures last year & it seems I missed out.


message 13: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5398 comments Mod
The book I ordered is in transit, I think by pony express!


message 14: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
Maybe by reindeer!


message 15: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5398 comments Mod
Hoping my book shows up this week in the mailbox!


message 16: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
A good thing you ordered it early, Lesle. Maybe it has been kidnapped!


message 17: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5398 comments Mod
Oh I didn't think about that! That would be hysterical!


message 18: by shannon (new)

shannon  Stubbs | 203 comments Santa appears in quite a few books by Frank L Baum. He must of really liked him. He even went to Ozma's birthday party in The Road to Oz.


message 19: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5398 comments Mod
Rosemarie, I got my copy last night!

I did not realize it was a graphic novel! or did I choose the wrong edition??


message 20: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
You may have chosen the wrong edition. Is it a nice graphic novel? The grands may like it, you never know.


message 21: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5398 comments Mod
Thats what I thought. Brayden would like it.
I think I will have to find another though for me!


message 22: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
Hopefully you find a really nice book, Lesle.


message 23: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5398 comments Mod
I'll be looking for sure.

Brayden has been reading the graphic novels Amulet The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi.

So I think he will enjoy A Kidnapped Santa Claus


message 24: by Trisha (new)

Trisha | 834 comments I’ve now read Life & Adventures & this book too. It would have worked as a stand-alone as you said, but I suspect it’s better having read both fairly close together. I can see it would be a nice book to share with children at this time of year, but I wasn’t impressed by either story & think some of the other Christmas stories available are far better.


message 25: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
I don't think it would work well as a stand alone story. I thought it was a fun story, but didn't have much depth.


message 26: by Lesle, Appalachain Bibliophile (new)

Lesle | 5398 comments Mod
I gave the Graphic Novel version to Brayden and he engrossed himself in it. I heard giggles and him telling some parts to Landen last week.

I have as of yet to order a new (Correct) edition for myself.


message 27: by Rosemarie, Northern Roaming Scholar (new)

Rosemarie | 8766 comments Mod
I am glad that the graphic novel version is being read and enjoyed.


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