The legend of St. Nicholas: a story of Christmas giving

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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 more 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 offshopping, 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 wealthyboy 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 illustratenumerous books for children. Guy lives in Tucson, AZ, with his family.
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Grouping Titlelegend of st nicholas a story of christmas giving
Grouping Authormackall dandi daley
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display_descriptionAs Nick does last-minute Christmas shopping, he sees several Santas and overhears one retelling the legend of Saint Nicholas, which he takes to heart as he examines his own attitudes towards gift-giving.
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subject_facetChristmas -- Fiction
Christmas fiction
Christmas stories
Generosity -- Juvenile fiction
Juvenile works
Nicholas, -- Saint, Bishop of Myra
Nicholas, -- Saint, Bishop of Myra. -- Juvenile fiction
Saint Nicholas' Day -- Fiction
Santa Claus -- Fiction
title_displayThe legend of St. Nicholas : a story of Christmas giving
title_fullThe legend of St. Nicholas : a story of Christmas giving / written by Dandi Daley Mackall ; illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
The legend of St. Nicholas : a story of Christmas giving [electronic resource] / Dandi Daley Mackall
title_shortThe legend of St. Nicholas
title_suba story of Christmas giving
Christmas stories
Saint Nicholas' Day
Santa Claus