The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus [NOOK Book]

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1902 children's book, written by L. Frank Baum.
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Overview

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1902 children's book, written by L. Frank Baum.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015203530
  • Publisher: Philtre Libre
  • Publication date: 8/23/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 75 KB

Meet the Author

Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author of children's books, best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2009

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    Don't order the wrong book...

    If you are looking for L Frank Baum's "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" this book isn't it. This book is a beautiful retelling by Janeen Adil. The description above does not mention this fact. But, this book is about a hundred or more pages short. So, don't be fooled by the above description or the cover of this book. If you see it in a store, flip to the title page where it finally says, "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, retold by Janeen R. Adil * Illustrated by Charles Santore".

    To get Baum's true version, you'll have to look for an unabridged printing. And, as beautiful as Santore's illustrations may be, they are not the original plates and drawings by Mary Cowles Clark.

    Again, this is a beautiful book but I'm incredibly disappointed to find that this is not the book I thought I was ordering.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2005

    The Santa Story that Makes More Sense

    I own one of these original Frank Baum books. As a child my grandmother read this story to my sister and me, one chapter at a time. Santa became more identifiable as a babe, adopted by wood nymphs and sprites. Donning the Cloak of Immortality makes the Santa story no only more plausible in a mortal sort of way but also more magically human and beyond. I frequently give gift copies to the adults with children or adults who continue to remain childlike.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Enjoyable Christmas Eve read

    Read this Christmas Eve by the glow if the tree after learning that the animated Christmas special I had once seen and loved was based on a book by the same author of a childhood favorite, The Wizard of Oz. It was a great take on the legend of Santa Claus that blends with my pagan beliefs. Quick, fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    So good.

    This is one of the best books I have read. It's long but it's so good. I recommend it to anybody.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2010

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    Fun quick easy read for an 11 year old girl.

    This book was a good book to read on a quiet rainy day. I enjoyed the writers version of the characters who found and took care of Santa. I would read again and recommend to friends and family to read. My mom let me read this book on her new Nook. It was great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2010

    Charming presentation of a neglected classic

    Baum's backstoy of the popularized embodiment of the generous spirit of Christmas in the person of Santa Claus is wonderfully illustrated with detailed and nuanced mystical-and-realistic storyline and imagery that appeals to both girls and boys as well as to the child in all adults.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    a lovingly illustrated alternate children's christmans story, perfect for YULE

    This is a simply written account on how 'santa Claus' came to be. that he was raised by elves and how he befreinded all creatures of the magical forest and how he became the friends of the children. The real treasure in this book though is not the text. THE illustration are so gorgeous that come Yule time again I will try to get prints, methinx.

    The illustrations are unfashionable real in style not mangaesque or comicstyle. more in the line of norman rockwell but less stylised.

    I woudl unequivocally recomend this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2007

    IT WAS GOOD, BUT NEEDS MORE

    The life and adventures of santa clause was a good book, but hard to understand. The way the author discribed the characters was great, even though they are really old, they were really beuatifull. I think it needs more exiting events.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2004

    Great, Imaginative Story

    I thought this was a great book about one of the world's most familiar characters. Charming with beautiful illustrations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2000

    For All People who love to read Fiction/fantasy

    This is a wonderfull book for the Holidays. It captures every Childs imagination. and captured mine when I was young. I still cherish this book because of the format it is put in to. I still read it today.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

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    A Classic

    This new edition should help to make this a classic in children's literature. The illustrations are beautiful & just right for the story. This is a book for the whole family.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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