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The meaning of Christmas in Latin: a perfect gift!Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? On September 21, 1897, the minds and hearts of two people met and in that meeting created magic that has survived more than a century. Virginia O Hanlon s earnest question set New York Sun editor Francis Pharcellus Church to writing. Church s reply, a testimony to the existeThe meaning of Christmas in Latin: a perfect gift!Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? On September 21, 1897, the minds and hearts of two people met and in that meeting created magic that has survived more than a century. Virginia O Hanlon s earnest question set New York Sun editor Francis Pharcellus Church to writing. Church s reply, a testimony to the existence of Santa Claus, on the marvels of the unseen but very real world of wonder, are now a part of Christmas lore. This edition offers a translation into Latin of the text of Church s well-known editorial. Special Features: New Latin translation, in ornate script with decorated capitals all new, full-color, charming illustrations for the Latin text English text on dual-language (English-Latin) pages in easy-to-read type, to aid translation of Latin and a full Latin-English glossary with Christmas Memories journal pages. Authors: Matthias Kringe, Francis Pharcellus Church, Virginia O HanlonTranslated By: Hermann Wiegand and Walter SauerFormat: 26 pages, hardcoverPublisher: Bolchazy-CarducciISBN: 0865165068...

Title : Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus in Latin!: Vere, Virginia, Sanctus Nicolaus Est!
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Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus in Latin!: Vere, Virginia, Sanctus Nicolaus Est! Reviews

  • Ken Moten
    2019-05-03 01:09

    Now THIS is how you respond when your kids ask you about Santa and you do not want to have to make them cynical ass-holes just yet. This op-ed article responding to a young girls letter concerning Santa Claus was written by Frank Church, a war correspondent of the American Civil War. He had seen some of the worst of humanity of his generation and now he has to look within himself and give not just a response about an old man in a red suit, but a reason for simply believing at all. This book is as much about philosophy and the idea of believing as it is about Christmas and Church (for Virginia's sake) is vey much on the side of radical idealism. I had always heard of this article, but never read it until much later in life. It has not been able to convince me to start making new petitions to the North Pole, but I cannot fault Church's motives and I cannot deny that it is simply a well written response to a child. It does not insult her, but it does not talk down to her. This is the way we should write or talk to children when they come to us for advice or with problems.

  • Alexandra
    2019-05-09 04:56

    all my life i have heard of this movie but i never knew what it was about or that it was based on a real letter sent in to the new york sun in 1897 by a young girl wondering if there really was a santa claus.i never read the book as a kid either. we owned the vhs tape but it just sat collecting dust in the video cabinet. now i can finally say i read the book and know a little more about the background of the famous expression, "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." 😭🎅🏻🎄i really loved the fact that francis p. church took the time to write back to virginia & especially to print the letter in the paper so that other skeptical children could read it too and rekindle their belief. so sweet ❤️mr. church's response didn't blow me away or make me cry or anything, which is why i didn't rate this book higher than 3 stars. but i overall liked it. i think his intent impressed me more than his writing. (i wished the response was longer) however, this line really stuck out to me: "the most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world."

  • Katy
    2019-05-19 02:03

    My Christmas book for today. Lovely message and wonderful illustrations.

  • AnithaSoundararajan
    2019-05-09 05:44

    Written as a response to an eight year old girl's question - "Is there a Santa Claus?", this is a beautifully crafted article by veteran newsman Francis Church. "Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding."

  • Colin
    2019-04-29 01:47

    A delightful, though sometimes quirky, translation of a classic of the Christian Christmas holiday. I rather wish I had read this when I used to teach a class on Mythology; the important distinction between truth and fact is on display!

  • Susan
    2019-05-02 01:46

    One of my favorite Christmas stories, I cry every year when I reread it!

  • JCLHeatherM
    2019-04-25 03:55

    This book sparks the faith and determination in all readers.

  • Donna Mork
    2019-04-26 04:04

    Beautiful retelling of the story of a young girl who wrote to a newspaper to ask if Santa was real or not. Includes dates and the response from the newspaper editor. Wonderful illustrations.

  • Kristie Ramsdell
    2019-05-15 08:10

    One of my favorites and exactly how I feel about the season

  • Rosa Cline
    2019-05-15 00:57

    This book was beautifully illustrated, the story itself is the 1897 editorial from the newspaper THE SUN in response to a letter they received from an 8 year old girl named Virginia asking was there a real Santa Claus. The wording sometimes is words that a child wouldn't be able to understand the meaning of; but the author of this book didn't change the wording from the original editorial as it was printed. The meaning behind the editorial SO many years ago is the same as it is today as the true meaning of Christmas and of life. Beautifully written but a little hard to understand especially for a child reading and or listening thus why my 3 star rating... the message would be a 5 star easily but being a child's book I just couldn't give it a full 5 star rating. My granddaughter lost interest in it not quite half way through the illustrations didn't even keep her attention but we sat and did finish reading it. So if you are looking to purchase this book for a younger child beware that the wording maybe more than their minds can grasp, but you as an adult could appreciate what the writer is saying.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-22 06:00

    This is, of course, a classic editorial on the spirit of Christmas. However, though originally addressed to a child it was never written for that audience, but is most definitely aimed at a much more mature and cynical group. As an editorial, it is a timeless, thought provoking piece of prose, but as a children's picture book, it just didn't work for me.

  • Sara B
    2019-05-15 01:54

    This storybook was created because a little girl decided to write a letter to a newspaper and the newspaper not knowing what to do about responding decided they needed to respond but in doing so did not want to squash the Christmas hopes and dreams of children. Very sweet, beautiful pictures and a must read.

  • Jennifer Hughes
    2019-05-10 06:11

    The editorial that is the text for the book is so well-known in our culture. I wanted my kids to know what people meant when they threw out the reference, "yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." This beautifully illustrated book was a great introduction to Virginia, her letter, and its famous reply.

  • Joe
    2019-04-22 06:11

    Quaint, but persuasive, and couched in terms perhaps more suited to the adult readership of the New York Times than its named recipient, VIRGINIA = nonetheless, a compelling annotation on the meaning of Christmastime.

  • Robin Haase
    2019-04-29 08:07

    This is a delightful tale that I enjoyed as a young girl and have read to my children and now read to my grandchild. It was a traumatic event for me when I learned Santa was not real, so when I read this, it set my mind to ease and I could rationalize better between childhood and adult.

  • Sue
    2019-04-22 03:05

    Lovely and beautifully illustrated!

  • Jennybug
    2019-05-14 03:51

    This is a wonderful book of the letter written to the New York times, it has wonderful illustrations and I love reading it at Christmas time.

  • Lauren
    2019-05-20 06:57

    Loved this book. Highly recommend for young children.

  • *Jinglemarco - Маркуша - Мишутка (Nursery rhymes enthusiast)*
    2019-05-06 02:51

    We can find Santa Claus inside of us, if we want to seek...

  • Teri
    2019-05-03 00:47

    Love the illustrations.

  • Danna
    2019-05-02 01:44

    Classic. "In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him..."

  • mlady_rebecca
    2019-05-08 07:51

    Beautiful Christmas story.

  • Cheryl's
    2019-05-14 07:58

    It still brings tears to my eyes.

  • Nicole
    2019-04-28 04:44

    Always a favourite.

  • Rebecca (everyday reader)
    2019-05-03 06:45

    A classic Christmas tale of a little girl and her belief in Santa Claus!! Good read!!

  • Jennifer Wagner
    2019-04-27 07:14

    Big words. Little, wonderful sentiment. How could I not love this? We still print it every Christmas Eve in The Patriot Ledger.

  • Winter Sophia Rose
    2019-05-04 06:13

    Beautiful Classic Book!

  • Joan
    2019-05-16 06:08

    love it

  • Amie
    2019-05-08 02:05

    Charming story about a little girl's letter to the New York Sun.

  • Lesley Looper
    2019-04-25 02:46

    This book almost put me in the holiday spirit here in October! Timeless answer to the longstanding question.