The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold Book
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold Book
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The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold

Written by Maureen Fergus and illustrated by Cale Atkinson

Published by Tundra Books


Publisher's Summary

Santa has a problem. This kid? Harold? Santa doesn't think he's real. He WANTS to believe in Harold--after all, Harold is one of the most magical parts of Christmas. Getting Harold's letters, eating the cookies he leaves out, feeding his carrots to the reindeer... what would Christmas be without that? But Santa's just not sure. Some of his friends are telling him they think Harold's not real. And the Harold that sat on his knee last Christmas looked AWFULLY different. Santa comes up with a plan to find out once and for all if Harold really exists... with hilarious consequences.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2016
  • ISBN: 1770498249
  • ISBN 13: 978-1770498242
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The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

This book is spunky, clever and delightful, and the perfect book for that tender age where the doubt begins to creep in. The illustrations are amazing (LOVE Cale Atkinson) and a perfect compliment to this story about the tandem doubts of Harold who doesn't believe in Santa... and Santa who doesn't believe in Harold.

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt

This book has amazing illustrations, they are so cute! Also, the story was hilarious and so good. I loved how funny it was and how much it made me laugh. The idea of Santa questioning the existence of a child was pretty clever.

Maureen Fergus

I never planned on becoming writer. As a kid, my favorite subjects in school were science and math — I dreamed of becoming a doctor or a pilot. At university I got degrees in science and business; afterwards, I had jobs in the aerospace, biopharmaceutical and financial services industries. I even taught business at college! I finally started writing when I was twenty-eight. My books have won awards and been translated into a dozen languages. My novels include The Gypsy King trilogy and Ortega, and my picture books include the critically acclaimed Buddy and Earl series, InvisiBill, The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold and The Reptile Club.

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Maureen Fergus
Cale Atkinson

Cale Atkinson is an illustrator/writer/animator currently residing in Kelowna Canada. He claims to love tea more than sleep, which makes sense when you realize how many projects and clients he’s dealing with on a regular basis. With creative storytelling and engaging illustrations, Cale’s work has earned awards like Buzzfeed 17 Most Beautiful Books 2015, Ontario Library Association Best Bets Top 10 2015, and CBC Children's Choice Award Finalist 2016. Cale recently spent a month in Portugal, and you can see his incredible Lisbon-inspired art on his Twitter account where he regularly updates his followers as to his coming adventures and works.

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Cale Atkinson

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