The Christmas Reindeer

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-08-21
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Where did the reindeer that draw Santa's sleigh come from? Journey to the far North with Tuktu and Aklak, a pair of young Eskimos, and enter Kringle Valley to meet magical caribou and Santa himself.
Thornton W. Burgess, the creator of Peter Cottontail and other popular characters from children's literature, combines folklore with facts in this delightful Christmas tale. In addition to learning about the Northern Lights, caribou, and other aspects of Arctic life, you'll discover a wealth of legends and traditions. The story is enhanced by seven charming full-page illustrations by Rhoda Chase.

Author Biography

Author and conservationist Thornton W. Burgess (1874–1965) wrote thousands of animal stories for children, starting with the 1910 publication of Old Mother West Wind. Burgess's tales convey his fascination with wildlife and his concern for nature, teaching gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.

Table of Contents

I. Tuktu and Aklak
II. Kringle Valley
III. Tuktu's Soft Heart
IV. Whitefoot Goes Astray
V. Lost in the Fog
VI. The Awakening of Tuktu
VII. The Great Mill
VIII. The Good Spirit
IX. The Chosen Deer
X. Tuktu's Happy Thought
XI. Tuktu's Happy Thought
XII. The Deer People
XIII. The Wilful Young Deer
XIV. When the World Was Young
XV. The First Reindeer
XVI. Little Spot and Tuktu Dream
XVII. Tuktu and Aklak Have a Secret
XVIII. The Round-Up
XIX. The Christmas Story
XX. The Great Temptation
XXI. Attcked by Wolves
XXII. The Christmas Invitation
XXIII. The Christmas Vision 

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