How Santa Got His Job

How Santa Got His Job

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Baker & Taylor
Santa tries working as a chimney sweep, a zookeeper, a postal carrier, and a short-order cook before settling on his perfect job.

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Santa tries his hand at many jobs before finding the perfect job as the world's greatest gift giver.
Before he began flying through to air on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus had lots of other jobs, including delivering packages, cooking, and being a zookeeper, in a hilarious tale for young children. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
Have you ever wondered what Santa did before he was Santa?
When Santa was young and needed a job, no one was looking for a man in a red suit to deliver gifts on Christmas. So Santa tried just about everything -- from a chimney sweep to a postman to a circus performer. But none of these worked out. It wasn't until he met a group of elves who helped him use all his special talents, that Santa was able to find his dream job.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1998
ISBN: 9780689846687
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Schindler, S. D - Illustrator


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Nov 29, 2017

My sons have outgrown this book but we find it hilarious and will keep re-reading it! Ages 3-99!

Dec 02, 2010

A refreshing look at who Santa Claus really is! This book brings Santa to life by illustrating him as an average guy who struggled before he came to find the work that he loves. The sequel to this title is: How Santa Lost his Job, by the same author.

Dec 07, 2004

I know someone who is a lot like Santa, and he has gone through a lot of the same jobs! When I first showed him this book, he was totally enchanted by the pictures and the story. And what a good story to pass on. Every reader can benefit by reading about someone we think we know every well, who just kept trying to become who he really is and the perfect job for him. Stephen Krensky is amazing! And the pictures by S. D. Schindler are absolutely wonderful. this book truly captures the spirit of the season!


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