Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies is a 125-page hardcover published by Harcourt, Inc., first published in 1947, this is the stated first Harcourt Fascimilie Edition of 2001. Both the dust jacket and book are in very good condition.
A white-bearded gentleman who appears at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade fills in for n unfit Santa Claus--and is asked to become the store's resident Santa. The Kris Kringle believes he is Santa, as do children from all over the city, and reindeer at the zoo nearby. A few skeptical souls try to have him declared insane, but miraculously, the State of New York, with the help of the U.S. Postal Service, comes to the gent's rescue by declaring that he is indeed Santa Claus.
Since its first publication in 1947, this tale has been treasured by generations of believers, making this Academy Award-winning story part of holiday traditions all across America. This facsimile edition faithfully re-creates the first hardcover publication.ISBN: 0-15-216377-8