✓ Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus: The Classic Edition ✓ Download by ✓ Francis Pharcellus Church all my life i have heard of this movie but i never knew what it was about or that it was based on a real letter sent in to the new york sun in 1897 by a young girl wondering if there really was a santa claus.
i never read the book as a kid either we owned the vhs tape but it just sat collecting dust in the video cabinet now i can finally say i read the book and know a little about the background of the famous expression, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus i really loved the fact that francis p church took the time to write back to virginia especially to print the letter in the paper so that other skeptical children could read it too and rekindle their belief so sweet mr church s response didn t blow me away or make me cry or anything, which is why i didn t rate this book higher than 3 stars but i overall liked it i think his intent impressed me than his writing i wished the I didn t actually read this book, I read only the original editorial, available here I wish I had this book to see the illustrations, which everyone says are so wonderful Unfortunately, I only read the editorial However, it s such a cute editorial and it s EXACTLY how you should respond to kids when they ask you the question, Is Santa Claus real It s a super adorable, quick read if you need something to read to kids well, I don t have any, but I m just guessing The writing is nothing wildly spectacular, being that Church was of a war journalist than a fiction writer, but it still has its really great moments QuotesYes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy Alas how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus It would be as dreary
My Christmas book for today Lovely message and wonderful illustrations.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus is a phrase from an editorial calledIs There a Santa ClausThe editorial appeared in the September 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun and has since become part of popular Christmas folklore in the United States It is the most reprinted newspaper editorial in the English language.
Virginia O Hanlon, who lived with her parents in Manhattan, sent a letter to The New York Sun asking the followPlease tell me the truth, is there a Santa ClausSun editorial writer Francis Pharcellus Church gave her an amazingly beautifully response, which is the title of the book Church s response was so beautifully and wonderfully written that it still resonate than a century later and I suspect that it will still resonate a thousand years, nay, ten times ten thousand years to come.
Joel Spector illustrated this particular edition His illustrations Written as a response to an eight year old girl s question Is there a Santa Claus , this is a beautifully crafted article by veteran newsman Francis Church Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond Is it all real Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
This book inspires the same feeling that the original Miracle on 34th Street does within me I also watch that film every year It speaks of a desire to view the world through a lense of hope and joy, and considering that this came after the Civil War, and Miracle on 34th Street just after WWII, I think it is very poignant that there was such an intense desire to preserve the magical things that bring joy and childlike wonder to the world I feel like perhaps that is why I am so prone to feeling deeply nostalgic about it now the world feels as though it is teetering on a precipice, and I am trying to reach out during this holiday season and hold onto faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, and wonder because, after all, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.