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Saint Nicholas : The story of the real Santa Claus

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Nicholas was a Christian who lived in the town of Myra in the fourth century AD. 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 Voraigne, The Golden Legend.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 204 x 264 x 4mm | 140.62g
  • Lion Children's Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour illustrations
  • 0745949134
  • 9780745949130
  • 547,276

About Mary Joslin

Mary Joslin is married and has 3 grown up children. She began writing when her own children were still young and has since written books that have been published throughout the world. For Lion these include Our Father, The Tale of the Heaven Tree, Do the Angels Watch Close By?, The Merchant Enticed by the Pearl of Great Price and The Story of the Cross. She likes kayaking, canoeing and gardening. Helen Cann has been working as an illustrator for a number of years, increasingly specializing in children's books. For Lion she has illustrated Who Laid the Cornerstone of the World and A Child's Book of Celtic Prayers and Baboushka.
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