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Pookie Believes in Santa Claus Paperback – 5 Nov 2001

4.9 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; New edition edition (5 Nov. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006647340
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006647348
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,551,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Reviews for Pookie Believes in Santa Claus include:

‘If you didn’t meet Pookie… in the 1950s you have a treat in store. A perfect story for those nearly-but-not-quite-ready for the truth.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Will capture the imaginations of young people as well as the heawrts of their parents.’ Colchester Evening Gazette

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

'Meet Pookie, the little white rabbit with wings!'

Christmas is coming to Bluebell Wood but Pookie is worried – is there a real Santa Claus? Even Belinda and the woodland folk are not sure. Pookie decides to find the truth and as a result he and his friends have the best Christmas ever!

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Format: Hardcover
This is the story of Pookie, the rabbit, who is worried that Santa might not be real. So one snowy Christmas eve he sets off to look for him. After waiting for a long time in the cold, dark forest he finally meets up with Santa and goes with him to see where all the toys are made. Pookie sees all the little goblins and elfs hard at work, samples some of the toffee and is given a new gardening fork. Santa then invites Pookie and his woodland friends back for a banquet to say thank-you for believing in him.
I was given this book as a child and loved it. It is beautifully illustrated and is every thing that Christmas should be; snow, Santa Claus, spicy foods and lots of excitement. I have since bought it for my daughter and have read it every night as Christmas approaches.
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Format: Paperback
I had been read the Pookie books as a small child, and read them myself aged 4. Unfortunately, as they were library books, I was unable to keep them, and they were returned to be reborrowed a few weeks later. I remembered the wonderful illustrations and the stories, and when I was about 25 I tried to buy the set, only to discover they were out of print. When I found that they were in print again I bought them, and found that the simple stories I remembered were more deep and insightful than I could have imagined. The wonderful illustrations have remained in my memory all these years, and the stories are as interesting to todays youngsters as they were to me. I commend these to anyone who loves childrens stories!
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I do remember, as a small child, reading the original tales of "Pookie". These books are reprinted for new readers of today. The art of old is printed for all to enjoy.
"Pookie" is the star, and his cute face and ears are special.The lovingly written stories, colourful pictures and cuddly faces are sheer joy!
The books take us back to a time of whimsy, belief and utter beauty.
What a treat to walk down " memory lane" in the innocent old days, far from today!
"Pookie" - little white rabbit with wings..wonderful..
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Format: Hardcover
I was delighted to find this book was still available. I lost mine after many house moves. Now a grandmother I couldn't wait to read this story to the next generation. It has delightful illustrations by Ivy Wallace to go with an enchanting story to bring back the magic into Christmas. Pookie the white rabbit with wings is not sure if there really is a Father Christmas, his friends think there is, but doubt still lingers. Will Pookie be disappointed?
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Format: Hardcover
Pookie's Crisis of Christmas Belief
Ivy L. Wallace is a marvellous author-illustrator, leaving aside her other, now neglected, work as an author of full-length children's novels.
Her "Pookie", and "Pookie Puts the World Right" are amongst the best picture-story books ever written.
By comparison, "Pookie Believes in Santa Claus" is almost as good, but arguably not in the same top quality.

What is it about?
"Pookie Believes in Santa Claus" tells another story of Pookie, the little rabbit who has been born, through some happy accident of magic, with wings, even though no other rabbits, in his own family, or elsewhere, can fly.
Having been forced to leave his own home (in "Pookie"), to seek his fortune, Pookie now lives with Belinda, the kind daughter of a wood-cutter.
Pookie's woodland world is a gentle fantasy blend of Arthur Rackham-like elves and goblins in an almost idyllic forest world, among wood-folk such as rabbits, mice, squirrels, moles and owls -- think of Beatrix Potter's animals or Allison Uttley's wonderful "Little Grey Rabbit" picture-story books -- as well as elves, goblins, pixies and similar creatures of fairytale.

In "Pookie Believes in Santa Claus", the story opens a few days before Christmas.
Pookie is puzzled. He HEARS everyone talking about Santa Claus, and the wonderful presents Santa Claus brought in earlier years. But he SAW Belinda's father secretly putting Belinda's sturdy new shoes beside her bed on the previous Christmas Eve, and he KNOWS Belinda secretly made his own Christmas present of red trousers: and so on.
When Pookie discusses this with his woodland friends, naturally no one has SEEN Santa Claus, and the best any of them can say is that they HOPE there is a real Santa Claus.
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Format: Hardcover
I received this book one Christmas when I was about three and I think it was one of my favourite presents, certainly my
favourite story. I never forgot Pookie and although I asked in Book Stores was never able to acquire a copy. Then several
years ago my son got me a copy from Amazon and unlike many memories, the magic was still there. I loved it then and I do now. I think every child should read this beautiful story. I now have a little granddaughter and can't wait to tell her this enchanting
story.
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