But What If There's No Chimney?

But What If There's No Chimney?

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Five-year-old Ben is new in town and shocked to find his house has no chimney! How will Santa get into his house to deliver gifts? As Christmas approaches, Ben looks for answers, asking his dad, friend, teacher, mailman, and even his dog! Ben's search ends with a letter to Santa Claus, Indiana. Will Santa reply, and what will he say?

Did you know that Santa Claus, Indiana is a real place? You can write to Santa and the Elves at P.O. Box 1, Santa Claus, Indiana 47579.Don't forget to include your return address to get a reply in December!

Checkermint the elf is hiding inside! Can you find him?
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Product details

  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 203 x 203 x 7.62mm | 268g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 24 color illus.
  • 0253023920
  • 9780253023926

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A sweet picture book for the youngest of readers and listeners. * The Courier-Journal * A timeless and quaint holiday book that captures the Christmas spirit. -- Independent Publisher The children's picture book was inspired by the thousands of letters addressed to Santa Claus that get sent to Santa Claus, Indiana, each year. * Inside IU *
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About Emily Weisner Thompson

Emily Weisner Thompson, Executive Director of the Santa Claus Museum & Village, is a historian and author of Letters to Santa Claus (IUP, 2015) and Images of America: Santa Claus.

Mandy Hussey is a freelance writer, and contributor to Indiana University: Portraits of the Bloomington Campus (IUP, 2014).

Kate Lampe is a Graphic Design student at the University of Cincinnati with a focus in illustration and animation.
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16 ratings
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