"Not so long ago, in a place not far from here, at about this time of year, there were some children - not so different from you." And each year, a man who lived alone up in the mountains came down to visit their village. On those trips he was bringing the warm furs of animals who lived in the cold, snowy peaks. And he was always dressed in a warm suit of red fox fur. "The man was somehow old. May...
Grade Level: 4 - 6
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 21, 2016)
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older time. Maybe from a time not so much longer before the time in this story. When the people herded the reindeer; moved across the plains with them; a time before they had settled down in their villages and started taming the wild goats, the wild boars, the wild birds to stay around the village too. A time before they had tamed the wild plants, to come and live with them year after year in big gardens surrounding the village." One year, the man of the mountains thought of a way to share something of his magical, mountain-top-world with the village children. He would make them toys! The story of gift-giving and toys at Christmas has grown a long way from its roots. This story is for those of us who don't want to give up Santa Claus, but don't want to keep him as he has become.