I have neither read the book or seen the movie so I really don't know. You can make a guess from context. Characters (from the book, I assume) brought around large print editions for the children to follow.Ellie was spellbound. I think the illustration, at least on the right side of these pages, is a little strange. Santa is standing bolt upright, chin a little raised. He is staring forward, looking like he was watching the approach of H. G. Wells' martians. But I'm sure everything turned out well in the end.
Very late post today. I've got some kind of bug that leaves me feeling sleepy all the time.