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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1897)

by Francis Pharcellus Church

Other authors: Virginia (Douglas) O'Hanlon (Author)

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This book sparks the faith and determination in all readers. ( )
  JCLHeatherM | Jan 27, 2018 |
Read this story every year, it is quintessentially Christmas. ( )
  mmoj | Mar 2, 2017 |
This is a book about a girl names Virginia who writes letters to the local news paper asking the editor is Santa is real. This is a cute little nook for children and great to read during the holidays and during holiday themed activities. ( )
  tarannum93 | Dec 12, 2013 |
This book basically tells kids who always ask if there is a Santa, that there is. We may not be able to see him, but he does exist. It's a cute little book and has nice illustrations. ( )
  TBegum1 | Nov 30, 2013 |
This book almost put me in the holiday spirit here in October! Timeless answer to the longstanding question. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Church, Francis PharcellusAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Hanlon, Virginia (Douglas)Authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Szekeres, CyndyIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of THE SUN:
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
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Please distinguish Francis Pharcellus Church's original editorial from The Sun newspaper, "Is There a Santa Claus?" (also widely known as "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus"; 1897), from:

-- its latin translation, Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus in Latin!: Vere, Virginia, Sanctus Nicolaus Est! (per LT's "dead language" rule), and

-- the similarly-titled Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus: Cartoons from Playboy (which might raise a few eyebrows).

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 038530854X, Hardcover)

A beautifully illustrated gift edition based on the legendary letter and essay that appeared in 1897 in The New York Sun. That letter and its editorial response have become a Christmastime legend. Little did F.P. Church know back in 1897 that his response would come to stand for the affirmation of all the joy and magic of the holiday season. 2-color throughout.

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The text of the well-known editorial explaining that Santa Claus exists despite rumors to the contrary.

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