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12/5/10

The Christmas Chronicles - Book Review/Giveaway

The Christmas Chronicles, The Legend of Santa Claus
By: Tim Slover
Hardcover, 176 pages
ISBN: 9780553808100


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:
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Chapter One
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. (
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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.


** Giveaway Alert! **


Tim Slover and Pump Up Your Book is hosting a giveaway for one of my readers. YAY!  This giveaway is open to the US and Canada.  


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Optional entries:  Just a couple that you can enter - IF you want to!  (Pls leave 1 comment per entry: +2=2 entries)
  • Follow Holiday Traditions on Facebook or Networked Blogs (+1 each)
  • Follow GivingNSharing on GFC, Networked Blogs (+1 each)
  • Follow Family Literacy on GFC, Networked Blogs (+1 each)
  • Follow ME on Twitter and Tweet the following: (+2 each time, you can tweet up 2 times a day, 4 hours apart)  "Start a NEW Tradition with The Christmas Chronicles by Tim Slover - Giveaway ends 12/8, http://ning.it/e1kovK #literacy #family #giveaway"

This contest will run until 12/8 @ 10 pm and then the winner will be drawn by Random.org.  Once the winner is drawn and notified they will have 48 hours to contact me with their contact information.  Winner must provide a street address (no PO Boxes & be in the US or Canada).  Be sure to send your friends a link about this awesome giveaway!

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."

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  24. This story is a radio drama too and Mr. Slover reads part of the story! The radio program is full of sound effects and music that really bring the story to life. It begins with the wind that Tim describes in the opening scene. There are two main readers--the modern day narrator (Tim Slover) and the narrator of The Green Book, Richard Johnstone.

    It is a fun and FREE listen for anyone this holiday. My nieces especially liked to hear the sound of the bells! Anyway, the series can be heard via the website of the station that produced it. Just go to Classical89.org and type Christmas Chronicles in the search box on the right; or you can just follow the link http://www.classical89.org/programs/christmaschronicles/episodes/

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! And help spread the word!

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