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Publisher's Summary

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' 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 10,000 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. Children, parents, and entire families will enjoy this holiday classic!

©2005 Jeff Guinn; (P)2005 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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  • A. Sentoni
  • Jersey City, NJ United States
  • 12-18-10

Not quite what I wanted

After having gone through the slight and fairly enjoyable "Autobiography of Santa Claus," I was expecting perhaps something in the same light vein. This was a bit too "precious" for me - perhaps it was the narration that made it so, and far too repetitive over the last 2 hours or so. This is not a "Holiday Romp" novel that I mistakenly thought it would be - I read the title to mean it would be a "fun" novel; it's not, it's a serio-historical drama, far more geared toward the religious aspects of the holiday. I do suppose that if you are a Christian, you might very well enjoy this novel far more than I did. In other words, it's very "Christ-mass" and less holiday than I wanted.

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Excellent Christmas story

This was adorable and very festive! I thought the story was good for children and adults

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Loved this story !

I loved this story of Mrs. Claus and how she saved Christmas. It's full of history and fun, and ordinary people changing the world.
One caution - this book is the second in the story of Christmas. I would recommend reading the Autobiography of Santa Claus first.

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utterly charming story

I am a sucker for a Christmas book and this is one of the best of the best. It is engaging, thought provoking , educational and delightful. This is destined to be an annual holiday classic for my December Christmas book reading binge