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New Christmas Book Reveals Long-Lost History of Santa Claus


A Story-Within-A-Story You Have to Read to Believe

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A young boy and his scientist father made an incredible discovery at the North Pole—an ancient book embedded deep within an ice core.  Even more incredible is the story the book tells: the long-lost history of Santa Claus you never knew…and will never forget. 

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Such is the premise of The Man in the Cinder Clouds, a Christmas book by debut author Rick Daley.  This origins-of-Santa story is a great holiday read for the whole family.  Its mix of action, humor, and Christmas spirit keeps younger readers turning the pages, but The Man in the Cinder Clouds is not just a kids' book. 

As one reviewer puts it, "THE MAN IN THE CINDER CLOUDS is one of those middle grade books that the grown-ups get sucked into along with their kids. You think you bought if for your young reader but after you browse chapter one you just sort of... can't stop."

This story-within-a-story reveals the origins of our most familiar Christmas traditions: from Christmas trees, stockings, and lumps of coal to jingle bells, the North Pole, and flying reindeer.  Highly original and thoroughly entertaining, The Man in the Cinder Clouds will show you how Kris Kringle came to be known as Santa Claus.  It wasn't easy.

A must-read for anyone who has ever believed in Santa Claus, regardless of age, The Man in the Cinder Clouds e-book is an excellent Christmas gift idea to accompany a new Kindle or Nook this year.  The Man in the Cinder Clouds is also available in print through,, and other online retailers. 

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IBSN-13: 978-1461091684
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-4392-9543-4

SOURCE Rick Daley

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