The Legend of St. Nicholas



The Legend of St. Nicholas A new addition to the bestselling Legend Series, by award winning author Dandi Daley mackall This gentle Christmas book introduces the original St Nicholas and tells why we give gifts in remembrance of the greatest gift of all Nick is much interested in contemplating his presents under the tree than he is in being dragged along for last minute shopping with his dad But while his father s off shopping, Nick hears someone say his name it s a mall Santa, telling a group of children a story about the original St Nick In the long ago story, a wealthy boy named Nicholas is moved by the sight of poor children and decides to use his family s wealth to help the needy, starting anonymously with his less fortunate friends Young Nick is inspired as at last he and young readers understand the joy of giving A note at the end explains how the story of this early Nicholas might have grown into the Santa Claus of legend Bright, festive artwork accompanies the text of master storyteller Dandi Mackall, who reminds children that God gave us the greatest gift ever given DANDI DALEY MACKALL won her first writing contest when she was ten years old with fifty words on why she wanted to be a batboy She won, but they wouldn t let a girl be a batboy It was her first taste of rejection She bounced back and has since published 400 books Dandi lives in rural West Salem, OH, and enjoys her husband and kids, who will still, on occasion, be up for a game of family softball GUY PORFIRIO, a native of Chicago, graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and continued his training at New York s School of Visual Arts Guy s passion for painting and telling a good story has inspired him to illustrate numerous books for children Guy lives in Tucson, AZ, with his family. Free Download The Legend of St. Nicholas author Dandi Daley Mackall For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • The Legend of St. Nicholas
  • Dandi Daley Mackall
  • English
  • 04 September 2017
  • 0310713277

10 thoughts on “The Legend of St. Nicholas

  1. Danette says:

    12 19 18 Read with Julia.3 23 19 Read with Julia

  2. Melissa says:

    Young Nick isn t thrilled about doing last minute Christmas shopping for his little brothers It s so much easier to get gifts than to give them He s hoping that he will have enough money left over to buy himself a CD.While shopping, Nick hears the department store Santa Claus tell a group of children the story of Saint Nicholas, a wealthy boy whose parents died when he was young In searching for God s plan for his life, he gave gifts to others in secret in order to help them The present day Young Nick isn t thrilled about doing last minute Christmas shopping for his little brothers It s so much easier to get gifts than to give them He s hoping that he will have enough money left over to buy himself a CD.While shopping, Nick hears the department store Santa Claus tell a group of children the story of Saint Nicholas, a wealthy boy whose parents died when he was young In searching for God s plan for his life, he gave gifts to others in secret in order to help them The present day Nick decides that buying gifts and giving to others can actually be a fun and rewarding thing to do.This well balanced story acknowledges the history of Santa Claus without refuting the tradition So this book is appropriate for all children, no matter their background or belief in the jolly holiday figure The gorgeous illustrations enhance the story and give a beautiful depth of detail.In a season of the year where kids are often focused on what they want rather tha...

  3. Talea says:

    Love, love, this book It s the classic legend of St Nicholas told and maderelatable to young children today The illustrations are excellent and reminds me of the typical 40 s and 50 s styles.

  4. Ruth says:

    I m sorry, but St Nicholas was not a Victorian era rich white kid No.

  5. Kate (The Shelf Life) says:

    Christmas stories are a delight to me.as y all might know by now I love stories that weave the traditions of Christmas with their original sources to make things click with kids.I was familiar with the story of St Nicholasyes it was through the shows of Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Veggies Tales St Nicholas A Story of Joyful Giving What can I say, I love the classics and humor The illustrations of The Legend of St Nicholas were beautiful The colors were bright and captivating Christmas stories are a delight to me.as y all might know by now I love stories that weave the traditions of Christmas with their original source...

  6. Jalynn Patterson says:

    About the Book In The Legend of St Nicholas, the new artwork, created by Marley and Me illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, captivates audiences and tells the story of a young man named Nicholas, who was moved by the plight of the poor and needy Nicholas spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving gifts on Christmas Eve to remind people of the greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ This gentle Christmas book introduces the original St Nicholas and offers inspiration for readers About the Book In The Legend of St Nicholas, the new artwork, created by Marley and Me illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, captivates audiences and tells the story of a young man named Nicholas, who was moved by the plight of the poor and needy Nicholas spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving gifts on Christmas Ev...

  7. Lindsey Silvestrini says:

    For every Christian parent who has struggled with teaching their kids the true meaning of Christmas and how Santa works into the picture, this is the book for you My kids are five and six and starting to ask WAY too many questions Last year the questions of Santa began I always said I wouldn t tell them about Santa but then I got caught up in the magic Santa is after all, magical But he isn t what the season is really about Finding the balance between the magic and the reality can be a chal For every Christian parent who has struggled with teaching their kids the true meaning of Christmas and how Santa works into the picture, this is the book for you My kids are five and six and starting to ask WAY too many questions Last year the questions of Santa began I always said I wouldn t tell them about Santa but then I got caught up in the magic Santa is after all, magical But he isn t wha...

  8. Lynsey says:

    The Legend of St Nicolas begins with a little boy named Nick who waited until the last minute to buy gifts for this loved ones He selfishly wanted to keep part of the money to buy something for himself While shopping with his dad for gifts, he overheard the store Santa telling a store to the children while their parents shopped The story was of a boy named Nicholas who grew up in a well off family He traveled around the world w...

  9. Sally says:

    I am so impressed with this hard cover beautifully written and illustrated book about the joy of giving for Christmas.It begins with Nick waiting to the last minute to shop for his siblings and he didn t want to spend all his money on gifts for others He was hoping to have enough money left to buy something for himself until he heard the mall Santa tell the story of Nicholas, a child of privilege When his parents died he inherited their wealth and found joy in helping those less fortunate It I am so impressed with this hard cover beautifully written and illustrated book about the joy of giving for Christmas.It begins with Nick waiting to the last minute to shop for his siblings and he didn t want to spend all his money on gifts for others He was hoping to have enough money left to buy something for himself until he heard the mall Santa tell the story of Nicholas, a child of privilege When his parents died he inherited their wealth and found joy in helping those less fortunate It became his life mission to celebrate Christmas honoring God by giving to others.This is the most impressive book I have read explaining the joy of sharing with others It is a great book to help your children understand this is what God wants them to do This could also be used as a teaching tool.I would highly recommend this book for children age 4 8.Disclosure I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review I was not required to write a favorable review nor...

  10. Tima says:

    Nick is Christmas shopping with his dad He has a little money, but he doesn t really want to give it to the Santa ringing a bell or spend it on someone else He wants to save it to buy something for himself As he s waiting for his dad, he overhears a story about another little boy named Nicholas The story will change his Christmas.The cover alone would have made me pick up the...

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