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Title:
The secret of the North Pole
Author:
Lobato, Arcadio.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Columbus, Ohio : McGraw-Hill Children's Pub., 2003.

©1997
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Summary:
When a little polar bear named Peter finds Santa's red cap in the snow, he sets off to return it and along the way discovers a secret about Santa.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 60185.
ISBN:
9781561893096
Format :
Book

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Summary

When Little Bear finds Santa's red cap in the snow, he sets off to return it to Santa. Along the way, he learns Santa's special secret. When a polar bear names Peter finds Santa's cap in the snow, he is determined to return it to him. The only problem is that he is not old enough to meet Santa himself! Nevertheless, he heads off to the North Pole just in time to return the hat to a mysterious old woman on Christmas Eve. For his kindness, the old woman tells him a special secret--the secret of the North Pole and of the jolly old elf himself.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

When Peter the polar bear finds a red Santa hat in the snow that "smelled like candy canes and tasted like gumdrops," he decides to return it to the North Pole and see Santa for himself. What he finds (not one, but many Santa "helpers") may confuse those youngest readers who still believe in the jolly old elf, but they may enjoy Lobato's impressionistic paintings. Cloaked in cool blues and greens and lavenders, they conjure the frozen north through streaked and dappled brushstrokes. The polar cub has the appeal of a favorite toy bear. Ages 4-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Lobato explains one of the enduring puzzles about Christmas-how Santa delivers all of those presents all by himself in just one night. Finding a red hat in the snow, a young polar bear journeys to the North Pole to return it to Santa. There he is shown a secret: many, many men dressed in red suits help the real St. Nick deliver the gifts. The succinct text is set off by dramatic paintings of an empty Far North landscape, against which the polar bear appears very small, vulnerable, and appealing.-S. P. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.