The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

by Amelia C. Houghton

Description: 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.

Additional information:

Ages:  6-10
Length:  134 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations: Black and white
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-191-5
Genres:  Holiday, Christmas Stories

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Table of Contents

1. Nicholas Loses His Family

2. Nicholas Makes His First Gift

3. The Race for a Sled

4. The Night before Christmas

5. Nicholas, the Wood-Carver

6. The First Christmas Stocking

7. Nicholas' First Red Suit

8. Donder and Blitzen

9. Vixen, the Naughty Reindeer

10. Nicholas Goes Down the Chimney

11. The First Christmas Tree

12. A Present for Nicholas

13. Holly Gets Its Name

14. The Last Stocking

15. The Passing of Nicholas

16. Santa Claus

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