The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

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by Julie Lane, Hokie, Jim Baxter
     
 

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Nicholas the orphan becomes Nicholas the woodcarver, whose job is to create a gift for every child in his small village on the Baltic Sea. As he grows older, explanations for many beloved Christmas traditions are woven into the story as the true spirit of Christmas is revealed.

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Nicholas the orphan becomes Nicholas the woodcarver, whose job is to create a gift for every child in his small village on the Baltic Sea. As he grows older, explanations for many beloved Christmas traditions are woven into the story as the true spirit of Christmas is revealed.

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"This book, my friends, is a treasure to read year-round, to own, to experience the joy of giving to others, and to know what life and love is truly all about! As the preface in the book puts it: Draw close to the fire, all of you who believe in the spirit of Christmas, whether you call it Santa Claus, or simply good will to men; and listen to the story of Nicholas the Wandering Orphan who became Nicholas the Woodcarver, a lover of little children. Follow him through his first years as a lonely little boy who had the knack of carving playthings for children; then as a young man, busy over the little toys; then a prosperous, fat, rosy old man who overcomes all sorts of difficulties in order to attain his ambition: a toy for every child in the village. An explanation for all those traditions we've come to take for granted are woven artfully in this story—from how stockings came to be hung, to why Santa used the chimney, to how he came to use reindeer, to why he makes his visits in the middle of the night. Originally written in 1932 and republished several years ago, the text comprises most of the pages, although there are occasional black and white drawings. Try it on your five-year-old, but even if you find your child needs to wait another year to appreciate it, go ahead and read it yourself!"
Chinaberry, Inc., Spring Valley, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780961566418
Publisher:
Parkhurst Brook Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Julie Lane, in collaboration with Hokie (illustrator), created the original 1932 edition.

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