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Saint Nicholas By Mary Joslin

Saint Nicholas by Mary Joslin

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The story of Saint Nicholas - famously told in "The Golden Legend" - was well known to the Dutch people who settled in America. Their celebrations of his special day (6th December) are the inspiration for many of the gift-giving traditions at Christmas. This book retells his story.

Saint Nicholas Summary

Saint Nicholas: The story of the real Santa Claus by Mary Joslin

Nicholas was a Christian who lived in the town of Myra in around the fourth century, and he was much loved for his charity and generosity. On one occasion, he wanted to give money to three daughters who were facing destitution because their father had no money for a dowry in order that they might marry. Nicholas thought of a clever way to give his gift in secret, showering gold coins into their house at night through the chimney. Some of the coins landed in the stockings that had been hung up to dry there. His good deed brought a happily-ever-after ending, and inspired a Christmas tradition. This book is retold for children from the famous thirteenth century book by Jacopo de Voragine, The Golden Legend.

About Mary Joslin

Mary Joslin is the author of a number of storybooks for children. She draws her inspiration from the world's heritage of ancient stories. Her titles include: The Goodbye Boat, The Minstrel's Tale and The Tale of the Heaven Tree. Helen Cann has been working as an illustrator for a number of years. For Lion she has illustrated Baboushka, A Childs Book of Celtic Prayers and The Lion Bible for Children.

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Saint Nicholas: The story of the real Santa Claus by Mary Joslin
Used - Very Good
Lion Hudson Plc
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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