Monday, November 30, 2015

The Saga of Santa Claus by M. D. Couturier - A Review

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  • Title: The Saga of Santa Claus
  • Author: M.D. Couturier
  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 13, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1516985273
  • ISBN-13: 978-1516985272

 About the Book

Valdor is a selfish king who cares nothing for his fellow human beings. One night, the god Odin turns him into a goat-man and offers a trial. If he succeeds, Valdor will regain his body and kingdom. But if he fails, he will be condemned to wandering the world as an outcast. In desperation, Valdor agrees. But little does he know that he is about to embark upon an extraordinary journey that will change his life forever.

My Review

The Thanksgiving holiday has just passed, and I am finally ready to welcome the Christmas season. My youngest child was gleefully singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town today while waiting for dinner. Meanwhile, my oldest has been carefully reviewing her long list for good Ol' Saint Nick. It is at this moment, observing their complete belief in the magic of the holiday, that I take pause to imagine what it will be like for my girls as they grow older. However, it never occurred to me to consider what Santa Claus was like as a child until reading The Saga of Santa Claus by M. D. Couturier.

M. D. Couturier created an imaginative back story for Santa Claus that reads like an old fairy tale. It feels as though I uncovered an heirloom that had been passed down for generations. Castles, fairies, goblins, Gods, and Goddesses combine to explain how the wicked and spoiled child Valdor could grow up to find true meaning in life after being condemned to the northern arctic tundra as an outcast.

The story is plainly told in a way that a small child could follow and understand; however it packs enough action and drama to keep an older child entertained. This book would make a great fireside read on the days leading up to Christmas. It is refreshing to see a portrayal of Santa Claus where he actually struggled to become the giving and gracious person; which is the lesson we all want our children to learn, but it so hard to emulate as a child.

If you are looking for a warm and welcoming book to read during your holiday season, I recommend checking out The Saga of Santa Claus

FTC Required Disclosures:
 *I received a review copy from the author free of charge. All opinions expressed in this review represent my honest opinions about the book.
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