Academic journal article Language Arts

Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole

Academic journal article Language Arts

Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole

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Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole Written by Bob Raczka Illustrated by Chuck Groenink Carolrhoda, 2014, unpaged, ISBN 978-1- 4677- 1805- 9

"Santa is a man of many talents. He's a toymaker, a reindeer trainer, a sleigh pilot, and a world traveler. But did you know he is also a poet? Years ago, Mrs. Claus gave him a book of haiku . . . . Santa loved these poems. He was even inspired to write his own. Now you can peek at Santa's haiku, one for each day from December 1 to December 25, and catch a glimpse of life at the North Pole." This note to readers opens the book and is placed on a sheet of paper above an image of an old typewriter. Each poem has a title for the day in December (e.g., December 1st and December 2nd). The poem titled "December 1st" reads, "Wishes blowing in/from my overfilled mailbox-/ December's first storm. …

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