After reading and reviewing The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony Bertauski, I was lucky enough to receive an email with another one of his books called, Claus: Legend of the Fat Man. I put it on my list and decided that I’d read it as soon as i finished my current book. After starting it, I could not put it down. I don’t want to give plot, or story line away, however to sum the story up it is about an adventurous family who decides to go looking for the North Pole. However, along the way they find themselves finding a lot more than just the mystical North Pole. There are beautiful romances, family relationships, conflict, as well as the most amazing setting i have ever ran across in all my years of reading. It takes the story we all know of Santa Claus, and flips it on it’s head. If i were sat down to hear this version of what the North Pole and Santa really were as well as the version we all know from childhood, this is the one as an adult, that i would believe. The character’s background and story are built beautifully, and although throughout the book you are left wondering where something fits in, or how this is relevant, by the time you venture to the last few pages you are thinking to yourself that without that prior knowledge, none of it would be as amazing, or mystical as it really turns out to be. I would suggest this for a fun, although bit scientific read for anyone, of most ages. It does have a bit of violence throughout, but it definitely could be read as a family with older children. I would personally read it to a child that is at least past the years of believing in Santa Claus if your household follows that tradition. But, it is suspenseful, and fun for all ages over about 9-10.
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