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Book Review: Miracle on 34th Street

A Literary Christmas: 2016 Reading Challenge //

Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies (5 star review)

Miracle on 34th Street

written by Valentine Davies

136 pages // published in 1947 // Christmas classic


Generations of believers in hope and goodwill have made Valentine Davies’ Miracle on 34th Street a treasured part of their holiday traditions. Millions of copies of this award-winning story have sold since its first publication in 1947, delighting readers of all ages. A facsimile edition of the book is now faithfully re-created, offering a new generation--and fans of the original--the beauty of the classic 1940s design. Details of how the book came to be written, and made into a beloved film, are included in a brief historical note.

My Review...

5 Star Rating

This is the most charming story about Santa that I know of. Reading Miracle on 34th Street will put you in a Christmas mood like no other -- I know it did for me!

The book closely follows the old black and white film of the same name, and the book also has a true vintage quality to it, making it seem timeless. It's enjoyable for any age, I believe.

Finally, I found a book that is worthy of rivaling A Christmas Carol of taking the title of "THE CHRISTMAS BOOK" (for me, anyways). It's a book that puts holiday warmth into your heart, and adds a dash of humor for good measure.

It's a perfectly jolly read.

Miracle on 34th Street is available on Amazon in hardcover, paperback, e-book format.

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1 comment:

  1. Neat! I've always liked the Maureen O'Hara film, but this year I found a 1950s made-for-TV version on YouTube that starred Teresa Wright and Macdonald Carey, with Thomas Mitchell as Kris, and watched it instead. It was a fun change!