Santa Claus Encourages Kids to Chase Their Dreams In New Book


Rovaniemi is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, and it inspired Finnish-Canadian bestselling author and award-winning public speaker André Noël Chaker to make the city the centre of action in his book project Santa’s Dream.

– As most people know, Santa Claus is originally from Northern Finland, not too far from the North Pole. The story of Santa Claus himself and Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi are a tribute to the human ability to make dreams come true, says Chaker.

The new book of Santa Claus, written by André Noël Chake

The new book of Santa Claus, written by André Noël Chake

Pre-Marketing on Kickstarter

The first edition of the book in English is being promoted through a worldwide Kickstarter-campaign that presents a strong and touching story of how one of the world’s best known characters can be used to educate children and also their parents on how to find and create their own unique path in life.

The Finnish version of the book will be published by WSOY, a leading publisher in Finland, in autumn 2015.

Global Dream Forum?

– My plan was to launch this book project on Kickstarter to get likeminded people engaged in the book as well as the idea of a Global Dream Forum in Rovaniemi. With two weeks to go and close to half of that money collected, I am confident that Santa’s Dream may indeed come true, Chaker says.

The Santa’s Dream Kickstarter campaign is running until the end of the year and Chaker wants to collect the first 10 000 dollars to make the book as well as Global Dream Forum a reality.

Rovaniemi: Excited

As Managing Director of Rovaniemi Tourism and Marketing Ltd, Ms. Sanna Kärkkäinen is over the moon about the project.

– The book project and its related dream-making forum idea bring an important new dimension to our identity as the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, she says.

– This story strengthens our position as the world’s leading centre for dream-making, and we already have the greatest dream-maker of all time: Santa Claus. Rovaniemi is definitely the place where global dreams come true, Kärkkäinen concludes.

Make this project happens and back it!

This project will only be funded if at least $10,000 is pledged by .

Note: This post is a newsletter from Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing



Author: Julián Amorrich

A Spanish happily living in Lapland for the last 14 years. Passionate about Finland and her nature. Working in tourism, at Lapland Safaris, running on the forest no matter the weather, writing at and

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