320 pages, 8.25 × 5.75 × 1 in
October 19, 2006
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1585425354
ISBN - 13: 9781585425358
From the Publisher
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's 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 ten thousand 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.
About the Author
Jeff Guinn is books editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
. He is the author of eight books, including The Sixteenth Minute: Life in the Aftermath of Fame
and Our Land Before We Die: The Proud Story of the Seminole Negro
, which received the Texas Book Award.
Jeff Guinn is also the author of the bestselling Christmas Chronicles series, which includes The Autobiography of Santa Claus, How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas, and The Great Santa Search. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
HOW MRS. CLAUS SAVED CHRISTMAS:"A humorous, well-written historical romp."--Atlanta Women"Rich in Christmas-y detail."--Fort Worth Star-Telegram"Both educational and amusing."--Library JournalTHE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS:"A book that deserves classic status."--The Dallas Morning News"Delightful."--Memphis Commercial Appeal"Charming."--The Kansas City Star"The Autobiography of Santa Claus is a great tale with an intriguing premise. It is a heartwarming and fun Christmas read."--Squeaky-Clean Reviews"This Christmas tale combines solid historical fact with a fun, enchanting story that will make anyone a believer in Santa Claus. It's a great book for children who are questioning the existing of Santa Claus and teaches all readers, big and small, the real meaning of Christmas."--The ExaminerTHE GREAT SANTA SEARCH:"Guinn's clever premise draws on the historical roots of the commercialization of Christmas, and his Santa, who narrates, is sanguine when faced with the prospect of facing off against street corner Santas."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"I've read the two earlier books by Mr. Guinn (THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SANTA CLAUS and HOW MRS. CLAUS SAVED CHRISTMAS), but I felt this one was the best. This was such a fun book to read. While the earlier books were based more on events in history, this one is set in the present. There were so many references to things common to us now - PlayStation 3, CD burners, MP3 players and iPods. Oprah and Randy, Paula and Simon from American Idol made guest