Legends of Santa ClausBook - 2001
Relates the story of Santa Claus from his historic origins to his current incarnation, discussing Saint Nicholas, the Americanizing of Santa, his commercialization, and his treatment in songs and movies. Is there a Santa Claus? In this fascinating look at the tales, legends, and myths that have combined and evolved into the figure that is presently known as Santa Claus, you will discover the truth behind the stories. Throughout the world, there are many different ideas of how the person known as Santa Claus, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, Pere Noel, and more, acts and looks. And even though there are many different ideas about where Santa came from, this much is true: "Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus".
Publisher: Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, c2001
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. (col.), map ; 23 cm