George Kronenfeldt is an unemployed engineer who goes to extremes to keep his daughter’s belief in Santa alive. He devises a scheme that involves landing nine reindeer on his roof and then going down his chimney. He hires a movie director who ends up convincing him to fund a full scale movie production that bankrupts him and puts his marriage on the line.
Real Santa is a comedic, heartwarming tale of the lengths that a parent will go to to preserve their child’s happiness.
Praise for Real Santa
STARRED REVIEW BOOKLIST
“If somebody doesn’t make a movie out of this book, there’s something wrong with the world. This could have been played as an out-and-out slapstick comedy, but instead the author approaches the story like a character study: a portrait of a man with the best intentions in the world watching those intentions collide with reality. It’s a steamroller of a story, starting small, with George’s idea, and getting bigger and bigger as George tries to put the elements together, as his obsession takes him further and further away from reality. Beautifully done.”
~David Pitts Booklist
“The author marries the everyday dramas found in the novels of Tom Perrotta and Nick Hornby to the high camp of Carl Hiaasen or Dave Barry. Adults looking for a funny holiday-themed tale that doesn’t lose its sense of wonder in the face ofrealism will find a treat here. A lovingly crafted comedy about the madness that fatherhood inspires.”
Best-selling author Hazelgrove (e.g., Ripples; Tobacco Sticks) captures the human need to believe in something good. This book will satisfy readers looking for a happy Christmas story.
“Hazelgrove’s lively improbable narrative will appeal to the readers in the mood for holiday fiction.”
William Elliott Hazelgrove is the best-selling author of eight novels. His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly, Kirkus and have been selected as Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards and optioned for the movies. He runs a political cultural blog called The View From Hemingway’s Attic.
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