Monday, December 10, 2012

Claus: Legend of the Fat Man - Review

Claus: Legend of the Fat Man
by Tony Bertauski
Genre: Fiction

     While this sounds like it would contain a historical look at how assorted holiday traditions came to be, this would be an incorrect assumption.

     In the early 1800's Nicolas Santa and his wife and son are determined to be the first people to travel to the North Pole. Nicolas is kidnapped by Jack Frost while the remainder of his family is rescued and kept safe by a rebel colony of elves.

     This is a fun story that is incredibly cute but dangerously leans towards sappy. Very festive and includes well known characters such as Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Bertauski provides inventive theories as to how reindeer fly, how Santa can deliver toys around the world in one night, and how he can fit down chimneys.

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