Relates Santa's life, from childhood to old age and into immortality, mentioning such adventures as those with the friendly wood nymphs and the wicked Awgwas.
Life and Adventures of Santa Claus was written in the year 1902 by Lyman Frank Baum. This book is one of the most popular novels of Lyman Frank Baum, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
First published in the year 1902, renowned ENglish children's story writer L. Frank Baum's book 'The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus' is a fantastic imagination of birth, life and adventures of Santa Claus which amuses not only children but readers of all ages.
Draw close to the fire, all 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 Wood-carver, 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 as 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. Learn how he started to drive a beautiful sleigh drawn by prancing reindeer; why he first came down a chimney; how he filled the first stocking; where the first Christmas tree was decorated; and finally how he came to be known as "Saint Nicholas" and "Santa Claus."
A Kidnapped Santa Claus was published two years after Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1902), and shares its mythological cosmos: in the story as in the novel, Santa lives in the Laughing Valley on the border of the Forest of Burzee, and is assisted by knooks, ryls, fairies, and pixies. In modern editions the two works, novel and story, are sometimes published together. Though the short story has strong similarities with the novel, it has been interpreted as presenting a less rosy view of the world, in that it shows elements of evil as fundamental to existence and ineradicable.
Luminary author Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Happy!) and Eisner Award-winning illustrator Dan Mora (Go Go Power Rangers) bring their lauded reinvention of Santa Claus fully into the 21st century with two modern tales of Klaus saving Christmas from sinister threats that span dimensions. Collects Klaus and the Witch of Winter and Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville.
The Santa Claus Book
Author: Alden Perkes
Publisher: Lyle Stuart
Reveals secrets about Santa Claus' life and how things are run at the North Pole.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is the most loving, gentle story of the Santa Claus legend that has ever been written. A wonderful telling of the tale, good for children who still believe in Santa Claus, their older siblings who have learned their elders are the givers, and parents who are looking for a way to explain the transition and to focus on the real meaning of Christmas giving.
Here in one volume are both of L. Frank Baum's Santa Claus stories: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, and A Kidnapped Santa Claus. In The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Baum gives us a glimpse into the magical history that surrounds the life story of Santa Claus. In A Kidnapped Santa Claus, we find out what happens when Santa is kidnapped shortly before Christmas.
On a frozen winter's night in a remote northern fishing village, a young boy named Nicholas is orphaned when his father is drowned at sea. His mother braves the raging storm to get medical help for Kati, the younger sister, and leaves Nicholas to sit by her bedside. When the villagers arrive at the cottage in morning, he learns that Kati has died of a fever, and his mother is killed by a falling tree as she passes through the forest. The fishermen's wives gather to discuss how Nicholas will be cared for, and decide that if each family takes him in for one year, he will reach an age to care for himself. So it is that Nicholas moves in with his first family-for-a-year on Christmas Eve. He hides in a closet and cries himself to sleep. The next day, Christmas, is sorrowful for Nicholas but brightened by the company of the family's children, two girls and especially Otto, who becomes Nicholas' life-long friend. Nicholas has learned to carve by watching his father repair fishing gear and as his father's knife is his only inherited possession, he uses it to repair Otto's broken Christmas toy. When a year passes and it's time for Nicholas to move on to another family, he carves a doll and a chair for the girls and a toy sleigh with beautiful carved runners for Otto. The children are so pleased with the toys that Nicholas promises, "Next year, I'll know how to make better toys and I'll make you some next Christmas, too." That is how every home where Nicholas the wandering orphan stayed, he left gifts for each child and each child in every family came to expect a Christmas gift from Nicholas. The story proceeds to weave an incentive for hanging the first Christmas stocking; for designing the first red suit; for replacing his old horse with reindeer; for resorting to go down the chimney to leave gifts; for the occasion of the first Christmas tree; and other favorite legends and traditions surrounding Christmas.
Opus the penguin wants nothing more than to be able to fly--one thing that penguins cannot do--until one Christmas Eve, Opus realizes his greatest dream. Reprint.
It all started when Jeff Guinn was assigned to write a piece full of little-known facts about Christmas for his paper, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A few months later, he received a call from a gentleman who told him that he showed the story to an important friend who didn’t think much of it. And who might that be? asked Jeff. The next thing he knew, he was whisked off to the North Pole to meet with this “very important friend,” and the rest is, well, as they say, history. An enchanting holiday treasure, The Autobiography of Santa Claus combines solid historical fact with legend to deliver the definitive story of Santa Claus. And who better to lead us through seventeen centuries of Christmas magic than good ol’ Saint Nick himself? Families will delight in each chapter of this new Christmas classic—one per each cold December night leading up to Christmas!
Author: Bert Dodson
Publisher: Bunker Hill Pub Incorporated
Told there is no Santa by his older sister, an eight-year-old boy consults his grandma who challenges him to become one of Santa's helpers.