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Yes, Virginia : there is a Santa Claus / Chris Plehal ; illustrated by James Bernardin.

By: Plehal, Christopher J.
Contributor(s): Bernardin, James [illustrator.] | Bernardin, James | Bernardin, James, ill [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : HarperFestival, 2010Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062001733 (trade bdg.); 0062001736 (trade bdg.).Subject(s): O'Hanlon, Virginia -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | O'Hanlon, Virginia -- Juvenile fiction | O'Hanlon, Virginia, -- Juvenile fiction | letter wr -- Juvenile fiction | Santa Claus -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature | Letter writing -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Letters to the editor -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction | Christmas -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature | Christmas -- Juvenile fiction | Santa Claus -- Juvenile fiction | New York (New York) -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Juvenile fiction | O'Hanlon, Virginia Juvenile fiction | O'Hanlon, Virginia Fiction | Santa Claus Fiction | Christmas stories -- Juvenile fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Juvenile fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, pictorial works. | Children's nonfiction. | Picture booksDDC classification: [E] Summary: In 1897 New York City, a young girl who knows that Santa Claus exists sets out to prove her case to unbelievers by writing a letter to the editor of the New York Sun.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In 1897, eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon wrote the New York Sun to ask a simple question: Is there a Santa Claus? The editor's response was a stirring defense of hope, generosity, and the spirit of childhood. His essay has been reprinted countless times since, and the phrase "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" has become part of American Christmas lore.

Based on these actual events, Yes, Virginia is the story of a little girl who taught a city to believe.

In 1897 New York City, a young girl who knows that Santa Claus exists sets out to prove her case to unbelievers by writing a letter to the editor of the New York Sun.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Believers still take heart in the true account of eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon's 1897 letter to the New York Sun asking if Santa Claus exists-and the resounding affirmative reply printed. Plehal dramatized these events for a 2009 animated TV special and adapts his version to picture book form. If some of the plotting stretches credibility (such as the discovery of Virginia's discarded letter in the trash), the combination of Bernardin's comically exaggerated characters and Plehal's modern, relatable dialogue gives the story some freshness. Ages 3-7. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Horn Book Review

Revisiting eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon's letter to the New York Sun (reprinted within), Plehal presents a classic story with modern touches as Virginia and best friend, Ollie, attempt to answer an age-old question. Bernardin's illustrations combine caricature, sentiment, and historical details, matching Plehal's energetic text. While messages about charity and childhood are heavy-handed, it's a decent adaptation for those new to the tale. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.