The Story of Santa Claus, Hardback Book

The Story of Santa Claus Hardback

Illustrated by Peter Dennis

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


The perfect Christmas gift, this beautiful book explains how the bearded, red clad, big bellied, reindeer driving jovial gent came to be the face of Christmas, and reveals the historical origins of Saint Nicholas over seventeen hundred years ago in the Eastern Roman Empire.

In a winding, magical tale filled with mystery and good will towards all men, Joseph McCullough travels across Europe (and the North Pole...of course) to uncover the exploits of Santa in a book that is sure to fill even the most jaded scrooges with a little bit of Christmas magic. And for any nervous parents out there - don't worry, there are no Father Christmas 'spoilers' between the pages of this book - ensuring the wonderous children's whisperings of Santa will continue...for another couple of years at least!


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 80 pages, 20 b/w; 8 col
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9781472803429

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A short and sweet introduction to the history and legends of Santa Claus. This book is a good start for children and illustrates the different versions of Saint Nick from various time periods and cultures. It also includes Twas the Night Before Christmas poem and a few illustrations. Get the epub version to be able to see all the pictures. For children.Net Galley Feedback