Santa Calls

by William Joyce, 1993

Children’s book recommended on the Book-A-Day calendar from Christie. Here’s what they said:

“North Pole Adventure: In William Joyce’s picture book, Santa Calls, young Art Atchinson Aimesworth–inventor, crime fighter, and all- around whiz kid–is summoned by Santa Claus to the North Pole. There he invents, fights crime, whizzes all around, and comes–at last!–to appreciate his little sister, Esther. It’s a touching, affectionate, big-hearted story, conveyed with enough ebullience to nourish Christmas fantasies for decades to come. It’s very beautiful, too: Joyce’s fabulous pictures lure our imaginations into a happy and transporting world that will enhance the mood in even the merriest holiday household.”