Santa & Pete by Christopher Moore audiobook

Santa & Pete: A Novel of Christmas Present and Past

By Christopher Moore and Pamela Johnson
Read by Delroy Lindo

Simon & Schuster Audio
1.43 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743542234

Who would ever guess that the beloved legend of Santa Claus involves a seldom-told tale of faith and friendship between two men -- one white and one black? Long ago, Santa Claus had an African partner named Pete and together they brought the spirit of Christmas to America's first settlers. These two forever changed the way families celebrate the holiday. But through the years, Pete's contribution was forgotten. Now Santa & Pete restores the legacy in delightful style and delivers an inspiring message of hope and harmony among people. The story starts with a bus driver who takes his grandson along on Saturdays as he travels a historical route in New York City. What unfolds is a series of wonderful adventures that culminate on Christmas Eve, when the bus gets stuck in a snowstorm. That's when the grandfather's running genealogy lesson, based on author Christopher Moore's own family history, arrives at its final destination: the story of Santa and Pete. A truly magical tale, Santa & Pete will take you and your family back to the heart of Christmas.

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Summary

Summary

Who would ever guess that the beloved legend of Santa Claus involves a seldom-told tale of faith and friendship between two men -- one white and one black? Long ago, Santa Claus had an African partner named Pete and together they brought the spirit of Christmas to America's first settlers. These two forever changed the way families celebrate the holiday. But through the years, Pete's contribution was forgotten.

Now Santa & Pete restores the legacy in delightful style and delivers an inspiring message of hope and harmony among people. The story starts with a bus driver who takes his grandson along on Saturdays as he travels a historical route in New York City. What unfolds is a series of wonderful adventures that culminate on Christmas Eve, when the bus gets stuck in a snowstorm. That's when the grandfather's running genealogy lesson, based on author Christopher Moore's own family history, arrives at its final destination: the story of Santa and Pete.

A truly magical tale, Santa & Pete will take you and your family back to the heart of Christmas.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Santa & Pete is a magical novel of Christmas, of family, and of harmony among all. Christopher Moore and Pamela Johnson have gifted us with the opportunity to create a whole new Christmas tradition while holding tight to the spirit of the holiday season.” Richard Paul Evans, New York Times bestselling author
“Destined to become a Yuletide classic, Santa & Pete celebrates goodwill and family while restoring the true meaning of the Christmas holiday as a time to celebrate the best qualities in all of us.” Essence
“Grounded in history and decorated with the whimsy of imagination and magic.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“This heartwarming holiday story is a welcome addition to the small roster of tales that relate an ethnically based story for a general readership…Inspirational in the best sense, grounded in truths of human nature and ethical conduct. In a genre where a blatant tug on the heartstrings often takes the place of substance, this affecting and illuminating story is a standout.” Publishers Weekly
“In this biracial Christmas novel, Commissioner of New York City Landmarks Moore and Johnson, a senior editor at Essence magazine, tell the story of Pete, the long-forgotten African partner of St. Nicholas.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Christopher Moore

Author Bio: Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore writes satirical fiction . Known for his colorful characters and imaginative story lines, he has gained a cult following for his books, many of which have become New York Times bestsellers.

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Author Bio: Pamela Johnson

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 1.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English