By: Tim Slover
Hardcover, 176 pages
What would you do if you had irrefutable proof that Santa Claus existed? Tim Slover has a written a wonderful book guaranteed to become a Christmas classic. The Christmas Chronicles is the story of Klaus, a child born in 1343, orphaned and adopted by a craftsman's guild to grow up to become a master woodworker. This book will tell you the story of a man with compassion and love for the children in his village, his country and eventually the world.
The Christmas Chronicles is a book packed with action and danger. Yes, there is a bad guy in this Christmas story. Rolf Eckhof, filled with jealousy, envy and hatred, will stop at nothing to stop Klaus from doing good. Ultimately he turns into a evil spirit as his jealousy and anger take over.
You can read a excerpt:
Klaus the Carpenter
The man whom legend calls Santa Claus was born simply Klaus. He was the first and only child of a skilled carpenter and his good wife, both of whom, I am sorry to say, died when the Black Death came to their village at the foot of Mount Feldberg in the Black Forest in 1343. Little Klaus, barely out of babyhood then, had no other family, and so he was adopted by the Worshipful Guild of Foresters, Carpenters, and Woodworkers. It was very unusual for the Guild to adopt a child, but Klaus's father had been a much-loved member, and so they did it. Of course, the Masters of the Guild were extremely preoccupied with their work of making plows and houses and clock gears--many, many things were made of wood in those days--and they really did not have the time to rear Klaus. So, mostly, they didn't. They gave him plenty of food, which he liked very much. They gave him old carpenter's tools instead of toys. And they gave him genial, distracted pats on the head whenever he came within range--benign neglect. It was a very satisfactory arrangement.
It is not surprising that Klaus became a very fine worker of wood. (click to continue)
I found The Christmas Chronicles to be a very good book - in fact I stayed up til 3 am reading it! With 176 pages and 7 chapters, you could read several pages or even a chapter each night with your kids and finish it in plenty of time for Christmas. So, start a new tradition this year and begin reading The Christmas Chronicles.
You can purchase your own copy of The Christmas Chronicles on Amazon for $10.88. You won't be sorry that you purchased this wonderful book - it'll be a great addition to your personal library. It makes a great gift too.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of The Christmas Chronicles for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."