Santa Who?

Santa Who?

by Gail Gibbons
     
 
In telling the rich history of the Christmas gift-giver, Gail Gibbons draws upon many cultures. From the legend of Saint Nicholas to the Dutch Sinter Cleas, from "The Night before Christmas" to Thomas Nast's famous cartoons, her lively, well-researched text and sparkling illustrations show how the changing image of Santa became the beloved symbol of Christmas we know

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In telling the rich history of the Christmas gift-giver, Gail Gibbons draws upon many cultures. From the legend of Saint Nicholas to the Dutch Sinter Cleas, from "The Night before Christmas" to Thomas Nast's famous cartoons, her lively, well-researched text and sparkling illustrations show how the changing image of Santa became the beloved symbol of Christmas we know today.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Turning to the legend of Santa Claus, Gibbons locates its roots in the life of a fourth-century Catholic bishop from Myra (now Turkey), then traces its development down the centuries. The art, like the text, is on the pedestrian side of sprightly--mildly jolly but superficial. Ages 5-up. (Oct.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688155292
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/27/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.48(w) x 11.22(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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