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An honest and thought-provoking answer to a child who questions the existence of Santa, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus is the best children's book to reconnect families to the magic of Christmas, and to answer the question: "Is Santa Claus Real?" In 1897, a little girl, named Virginia, wrote a letter to The New York Sun to ask, "Is Santa Real?" The newspaper 's editor, Francis Pharcellus Church, published his now famous response, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Lauren Martin has adapted and illustrated the beautiful words in this public domain work to share the powerful message with children and adults of all ages as a perfect way to respond to any child who doesn't believe in Santa Claus or has lost the magic of Christmas. Copyright (c) 2022 by Lauren Martin. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus reminds kids, teens and adults that Santa Claus "exists as certainly as love, generosity and devotion exist. The most real things in this world are those that no child or adult can see." Editorial Review: "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, adapted and illustrated by Lauren Martin, shares a magnificent retelling of a true event that occurred many years ago at Christmas. In 1897 a young girl named Virginia was having doubts about the existence of Santa Claus. Her friends assured her that Santa was not real, so Virginia wrote a letter to the newspaper in search of an answer. The editor, Francis P. Church, responded with a wonderful and inspiring letter of hope and faith. Lauren Martin has beautifully captured the essence of this response and shares an inspiring and child-friendly version in this lovely book. The original editorial response is also included at the end of the book. Filled with charming and colorful illustrations, this heartwarming story will delight children and readers of all ages. Lauren Martin's adaption of Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus is a joyful and hope-filled retelling of the beloved original letter. Young readers will be captivated as this story highlights the wonder and magic of Christmas. Children are encouraged to believe in things that are not seen or easily proven, but that certainly exist such as love and hope. This beautiful message is important for children and adults alike to remember during the holiday season and throughout the year. The inclusion of the original letter helps children to understand that the existence of Santa has been questioned for many years and the editor's affirming response heartens children to believe that joy and goodness exist in the world. This uplifting book is highly recommended and will surely become a treasured addition to any library." 5-Star Review by Melinda Facal for Readers' Favorite. Read this non-religious Christmas book about Santa alongside The Night Before Christmas and The Polar Express to create a new Christmas Eve tradition as you reignite the true spirit of Christmas and the magic of Santa. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus is the best children's picture book to use to respond to kids from five to ten to twelve years old who ask, "Is Santa Real?" If you don't know what to do when your child doesn't believe in Santa Claus anymore, let Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus remind children, teens and adults of any age to believe in Santa and the true spirit of Christmas.