The Legend of Saint Nicholas

by Demi

Hardcover, 2003



Local notes

921 NIC



Margaret K. McElderry Books (2003), Edition: 1st, 40 pages


Recounts pivotal events in the history and life of Saint Nicholas, including how he came to be associated with Christmas and Santa Claus.


Original language


Physical description

40 p.; 10 inches


0689846819 / 9780689846816



User reviews

LibraryThing member khoecker10
This book tells the story of St. Nicholas and the life he led up to the time of becoming what the world knows today as Santa Claus. From a very young age he was known to be devoted to serving God and loving others. After inheriting a large amount of money from his parents, St. Nicholas set out over the land to spread Jesus' name and share what the Lord had given him. After being seen many times, both in person and dreams, to rescue and bring many back to life, the miracles of St. Nicholas spread all over the land. Soon because of his generous nature, people began to give gifts in the name of St. Nicholas.
Genre: Legend
Critique: This book is a good example of legend because it tells the story of St. Nicholas whose story has been passed down from generation to generation. It tells of his miraculous works and the goodness he shared with men.
Critique of Character:
St. Nicholas is a dynamic character because the story shares about his whole life and how he grew and developed a compassion and love for God and others that guided everything he did.
Media: collage
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LibraryThing member mferaci
The Legend of Saint Nicholas tells the about the life of St. Nicholas. The story explains who the Saint was as a person and shows the good deeds he did. As St. Nicholas grows older and begins to travel, the story explains how St. Nicholas was persecuted for his faith, but never wavered. The books goes on to explain how people in various countries view St. Nicholas and how his image created Santa Claus. I enjoyed this book because it explained who the real St. Nicholas is, which I think many children are unaware of. I liked how the book made it a point to show how St. Nicholas never gave up his faith even though many did not approve. Although the book was very informative, I felt like it dragged on a little too long, which made me lose interest.… (more)
LibraryThing member saintbedefg
A blending of fact and legend about this early church bishop.




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