MIRACLE ON 34th STREET by Valentine Davies

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Transcribed into book form after its current screen appearance, this is a fairly sweet small story reaffirming the place of faith and fantasy in a too material, modern world. Kris Kringle, who is convinced of his identity as Santa Claus, is asked to be the story Santa Claus at Macy's on 34th Street, where for the first time the real spirit of Christmas prevails. Believed in by all, save a disillusioned young woman and her illusionless young daughter, Kris is determined to restore their belief. Betrayed, and taken to Bellevue, Kris' identity is firmly established as Santa Claus in the courts of New York... The simulation of sweetness, of innocence, may appeal to some- though on he whole this is seasonally untimely.

Pub Date: July 17th, 1947
ISBN: 0547414420
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace