The Definitive Guide to

Santa Calls

Written and illustrated by William Joyce
1234567
5.67
- Bookroo Rating
Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
$18.99
List Price
4-8
Target Age
40
Pages
Picture
Book Type

What's Santa Calls About

Publisher Summary

Three kids venture to the North Pole to help Santa defeat an army of evil elves in this holiday classic from the brilliant mind that brought you The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. Art Atchinson Aimesworth—inventor, crime fighters, and all-around whiz kid—journeys north with his sister, Esther, and his pal Spaulding, by special invitation from Santa himself. Why did Santa call them to the North Pole? Art wants to know. But when Esther is taken by the Queen of the Dark Elves, Art must put his questions aside and save his sister. This reissue of William Joyce’s epic Christmas adventure now comes complete with lift-the-flap letters from Santa himself!

What Kind of Book is Santa Calls

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
1234567
7.0

This my favorite of all Santa books. It’s a wonderful story of adventure and the reconciliation of siblings, placed in the setting of a creatively and wonderfully imagined world of the North Pole complete with gorgeous details in the story as well as in the illustrations. It is on the long side, but perfectly worth it.

Grammy
English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
1234567
5.5
B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt
1234567
4.5

This picture book is a little bit longer of the story, with more words, so older children might appreciate it more. The ending really made the book for me when you figure out why Santa had the children visit, and I love the special touch of the letters you can open at the end of the story. I also love the illustration of Santa Claus in this book!

Book Lists That Include Santa Calls

Book Lists › Santa Claus
Children's Books About Santa Claus
Book Lists › Christmas
Choice Christmas Children's Books
Book Lists › holidays
Children's Books About Holidays
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Santa Calls

author & illustrator
William Joyce

William Joyce does a lot of stuff but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys, Rolie Polie Olie, Dinosaur Bob, George Shrinks, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also his Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana. Talk to William Joyce and look at upcoming work at @HeyBillJoyce on Twitter and Instagram.

View Author

What Has William Joyce Said About Santa Calls

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let William Joyce know that we want more details from them about Santa Calls!

More Books From These Creatives

The Numberlys book
5.6
numbers
The Numberlys
Ollie's Odyssey book
5.5
bullying · facing fears · anger · stuffed animal friends
Ollie's Odyssey
The Leaf Men book
5.0
bugs and insects
The Leaf Men
Bently & Egg book
5.0
Easter
Bently & Egg
Jack Frost book
4.5
picture book
Jack Frost
heroes · choosing cheeriness · adventure · the moon
The Sandman and the War of Dreams
self-discovery · heroes · adventure
Jack Frost
imagination · heroes · adventure · teeth · fairies
Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies
Easter · bunnies · heroes · adventure
E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Santa Calls

The Nativity book
6.5
Christmas · Jesus Christ · the nativity
The Nativity
Snowmen at Christmas book
6.4
holidays · snow · Christmas · parties
Snowmen at Christmas
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold book
6.3
consequences · Santa Claus · silly · Christmas
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold
Refuge book
6.3
holidays · Christmas
Refuge
The Clown of God book
6.1
talents · homelessness · belonging · Christmas
The Clown of God
Christmas Tapestry book
6.1
Christmas · holidays · World War 2
Christmas Tapestry
Great Joy book
6.0
homelessness · kindness · the nativity · Christmas · holidays
Great Joy

Book Details

ISBN 10:
1481489593
ISBN 13:
9781481489591
Publication Date:
October 10, 2017