This is one of the most enchanting children's Christmas stories you're ever going to come across. The MAGNIFICENT illustrations and story by renowned artist 'Mauri Kunnas' is one to be cherished by children and adults throughout out the years!!

COLLECTOR'S 1982 out-of-print stated first American edition, first printing vintage children's hardcover book - Santa Claus and His Elves by Mauri Kunnas. Assisted by Tarja Kunnis. Has its very scarce original unclipped dustjacket with $7.95 price on flap. Pages MINT!

This book was originally published in the Finnish language under the title Joulappki. Publisher: Harmony, New York, Crown Publishers. Copyright: 1982, stated First American Edition (December 5, 1982), True First Printing with complete number line. Printed in Finland. Not paperback 1986 reprint. Not ex-library. ISBN: ‎0-517-54781-3.

Extraordinary color illustrations by award winning Finnish cartoonist and painter Mauri Kaunas. Filled with vibrant full page and duo page including charming smaller illustrations too. Photos do not fully capture exact color hues and elaborate detail; wait until you see this magnificent art up close. WOW!!

DJ Flap: In their fantastic hidden workshop at the North pole, Santa and his elves have a hundred last-minute things to do and only a few hours in which to do them. The reindeer must be gathered, the last presents must be wrapped, the sleigh must be loaded-in time fir Santa to bring presents to all the waiting children of the world.

Santa Claus and His Elves, tells the story of kris kringle in forty-eight pages of delightful full-color illustrations and easy-to-read text. Meet Mrs. Claus, the reindeer, and the elves who read Santa’s mail and make all the toys. See Santa’s amazing storeroom and how he brings all the presents to the children of the world each Christmas Eve.

Filled with charming characters and modern touches (Santa must use airplanes these days to carry the tons of packages), Santa Claus and His Elves will be a welcome gift under anyone’s Christmas tree. It is a must for children, parents, and Christmas lovers of all ages.

Mauri Tapio Kunnas: Finnish cartoonist, painter, children's author, born in Vammala, Finland. Graduate: University of Art and Design in Helsinki as graphic designer in 1975. Also worked as political cartoonist in Finnish newspapers. Most famous for his children's books, illustrated by himself, many featuring anthropomorphic animals. Much of the scenic imagery in his work comes from his hometown of Vammala with glimpses of its churches and rustic atmosphere. Won "Vittoria Samarelli Literary Award" (Castel Goffredo, Italy).

Oversize hardcover, vibrant glossy color pictorial boards, spine white titles, unpaginated glossy cardstock 48pp, 12" high by 9" wide. Binding tight. Pages Mint. No writing or tears. Near fine vintage condition. Pages fine/bright/clean/very minimal shelfwear-fbep-1 small spot-1 small bottom end page. Cover near fine/bright/clean/light general shelfwear includes corner bump-spine tips rubbed-very slight bow. DJ very good/good/bright/clean/general shelfwear includes some tears-creases-chipping-2 pieces interior tape.

Do not pass up this must have collector's gem; will make a FABULOUS gift for your family or someone special in your life!!


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