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Vernon Grant's Santa Claus
Grant, Vernon, 1902-
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New York : Harry N. Abrams, in association with the York County Culture & Heritage Commission, [2003]

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58 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
A collection of Christmas poetry and writings accompanied by illustrator Vernon Grant's (1902-1990) paintings.
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PZ5.G6957 VE 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Vernon Grant's Santa Claus paintings are witty and attractive. Published in this book with 25 seasonal text selections, these images make a gift book for families to share year after year.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Vernon Grant's Santa Claus, ed. by Mary Lynn Norton, sentimental text (e.g., an excerpt from "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus"; "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus") accompany 45 seasonal images by the artist whose best-known work might be his Rice Krispies cereal-box pictures of Snap, Crackle and Pop. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-Some rather obscure seasonal poems and writings are matched with the artist's work from the 1930s through the 1980s in this elegant exercise in nostalgia that is more suited to adults than children. According to Norton, Grant enjoyed drawing Santa Claus more than any other subject, and it shows. Twenty-five gorgeous paintings illustrate the selections, ranging from Virginia O'Hanlon's famous letter to the New York Sun in 1897 to Thomas Connor's "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." Many of the offerings are less well known. Grant brought to life a polished and ever-so-jolly Saint Nick, who liked golf and television, and every once in a while a white suit, rather than the ubiquitous red. The introduction and afterword are fascinating glimpses into the times of the artist, but are not necessarily of interest to young children. A handsome addition for inclusive research collections.-M. A. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.