If you searched every old folks’ home in the country, you couldn’t find anyone who looked more like Santa Claus. He was the living, breathing incarnation of the old gent - white beard, pink cheeks, fat tummy and all - and his name was Kris Kringle, too. p.3I didn't realize there was a book of the movie, Miracle on 34th Street. But this is the novelization of the classic 1947 movie. It was a thoroughly enjoyable little book, very much a novelization of the movie. I haven't actually seen the original movie a whole lot maybe once or twice so this book held a few surprises for me and it was a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves the movie and even to people who have never seen the movie but love a good holiday story.