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Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend

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Publishers Weekly
Lacking both the crisp style and substance of Demi's thorough introduction to the saint (see above), Stiegemeyer's (Thanksgiving, noted above) effort oversimplifies its subject. Here the author narrows the biographical focus to one of Nicholas's legendary good deeds (he secretly leaves money for a needy local family). Much of the text whips up an overly excited, teacherly tone ("However, God is even more generous and loving still!") and the most solid information is contained in an author's note that begins "Dear Grown-up." The white-bearded Nicholas's face, caught in moments of compassion and reverence, dominates many of Ellison's (King of the Stable) realistic and technically proficient paintings. Ages 5-up. (July) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758613417
  • Publisher: Concordia Publishing House
  • Publication date: 7/28/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 162,080
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.66 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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  • Posted November 10, 2011

    Easy to read for the younger children

    My son needed this book to do a saint report for school. It was easy to read & understand. It conveyed the story well, telling of how St. Nicholas came to be & the tradition that continues today. A nice story for all to enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2010

    Great explaination of St. Nicholas

    This is a great book to explain St. Nicholas to children. How people came up with having Santa at Christmas time each year. It also has the simple answer of why we give presents at Christmas time which was great for my 3 year old who asks "Why".

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