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PS: Who Stole Santa's Mail?

Written by Dimity Powell & illustrated by Scott Anastasi
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Oct 1, 2012
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PS Who Stole Santa’s Mail? is a lightly illustrated, action-packed, comical Christmas mystery about disappearing mail, an evil elf, and questionable smells that rips along at the speed of a galloping reindeer, proving for once and for all that Christmas and Santa are really worth believing in and that the power of belief can allow you to achieve astounding things, no matter how old you are.

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Quotes from This Book

  • “You’re mad, Sam Doolan”
  • “Well of course he’s not the real Santa. Everyone knows that.”
  • “Slowly, he moved both hands in small circles as if he was polishing his Dad’s car. The air under them felt cold, and flat, and hard, and suspiciously like … a Post Box.”
  • “Children all over Bramblebury who’d recently posted letters to Santa or worse, like Sam, had left it too late, were agonising over the missing post boxes.”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Who do you think is behind the disappearing letter boxes in this story?

  • What is your favourite celebration and why?

  • Why do you think it was so important to Sam to get a bike for Christmas?

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Who Wrote PS: Who Stole Santa's Mail?

Dimity Powell
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To Read, Write and Inspire sum up Dimity’s main passions in life, along with sailing on the beam, eating ice cream and writing in her diary – although doing all three at once makes her nauseous. She’s a Kids’ Lit nut, living, breathing and reading it for huge chunks of her day. She weaves words into story webs for anthologies, digital narratives, junior novels, reading apps and most gratifyingly, into picture books.

When she’s not wrangling words, she’s reviewing, managing a team of reviewers for Kids’ Book Review or sharing her love of story in front of crowds of very small people. It says so on her website, so it must be true. She loves rain and is never ever afraid of getting wet.

Dimity lives just around the corner from Bat Man on the Gold Coast, Australia although they never hang out. Such is the life of children’s authors and superheroes.

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What Has Dimity Powell Said About This Book

  • What inspired the story behind this book?

    One day, I noticed a newspaper article that announced that they were going to remove a number of post boxes from my town. This got me thinking: what if all the post boxes in a young boy’s town one day suddenly started disappearing…just two weeks before Christmas! How would this affect Santa’s orders? What if the children’s wish lists could not get through to Santa? Would Christmas be cancelled if Santa believed no one cared anymore?

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