Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

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Generations of believers in hope and goodwill have made Valentine Davies' "Miracle on 34th Street" a treasured part of their holiday traditions. Millions of copies of this award-winning story have sold since its first publication in 1947, delighting readers of all ages. A facsimile edition of the book is now faithfully re-created, offering a new generation--and fans of the original--the beauty of the classic 1940s design. Details of how the book came to be written, and made into a beloved film, are included in a brief historical note.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 136 pages
  • 129.54 x 190.5 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Harcourt Publishers Group (Australia) Pty.Ltd
  • Marrickville, Australia
  • English
  • Harcourt Facsim.
  • 0152163778
  • 9780152163778
  • 952,084

Review quote

"Reading the funny, touching fantasy may become a Yuletide habit like watching the movie."-"Publishers Weekly"A highly recommended family or classroom read-aloud, this should quickly claim, as the film has, its own well-deserved niche for many holiday celebrations ahead."-"Booklist (boxed review)"A splendid story."-"The New York Times Book Review
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A white-bearded gentleman who appears at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade fills in for an unfit Santa Claus-and is asked to become the store's resident Santa. This Kris Kringle believes he is Santa, as do children from all over the city, and reindeer at the zoo nearby. A few skeptical souls try to have him declared insane, but miraculously, the State of New York, with the help of the U.S. Postal Service, come to the gent's rescue by declaring that he is indeed Santa Claus.
Since its first publication in 1947, this tale has been treasured by generations of believers, making this Academy Award-winning story part of holiday traditions all across America. This facsimile edition faithfully re-creates the first hardcover publication, inviting new families or readers to celebrate both the story and the charm of the original design.
A brief historical note, new in this edition, details the simultaneous development of the book and film.
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1,545 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 38% (582)
4 36% (559)
3 20% (306)
2 5% (81)
1 1% (17)
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