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Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 400 books and still can’t believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. She and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they’re blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.
Love the illustrations and the story.
He is so inspired by the story of the real St. Nicholas that he follows his example by giving gifts in recognition of the greatest gift: the gift of God's son.
The bulk of the story is the historical legend of Nicholas of Myra, who he was and how he became known as Saint Nicholas.
I was disappointed this had nothing to do with real at Nicholas . Most if the story was in modern times and it was very vague. I don't think my kids got anything out of it .Published 7 months ago by Krystalreberhardt
This book just may be a classic in the future for my granddaughter. I know I loved reading it myself!Published 7 months ago by H. Novak
As a preschool teacher, and a children's church teacher, I do my best to teach the children the true reason for Christmas. This book has a great story line to do just that.Published 7 months ago by the bug lady
Although not what I expected, it's still a nice story. Beautiful illustrated and easy to read for the specified 4 to 7 year-olds.Published 8 months ago by Sophie
We love this book because it bridges the myth of Santa with the truths of Saint Nicholas and the beginnings of the legend of gift giving.Published 8 months ago by H. Young
I was expecting it to be more factual. It written for children and that needs to be clarified. It is more fanciful than factual. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jeffry C. Shepherd
This book is an excellent (simple) retelling of the story of Nicholas of Myra. It's written in easy-to-understand prose, in a way that will appeal to a child's sense of self... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jessica Ferris
We liked it but it has too many contradictions to the other book (see my review on the Legend of the Christmas Stocking). They are both supposed to be about St. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ireland Mom
The spin given on this tale of one of the big names of Christmas (St. Nicholas) is excellent. A reminder of generosity, and a look back to the Greatest Gift, makes this a good... Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. Woods