The Legend of St. Nicholas written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey is a heartwarming Christmas story of giving. The main character in the book, Nick, needs to go last minute Christmas shopping for his family and he is dreading it. He’d much rather receive than give. After he visits the children’s room at the store, he hears a story about the real Saint Nicholas. Nick has a change of heart and the true meaning of Christmas is described in the book.
I thought this hardcover children’s book was a wonderful reminder about the spirit of Christmas. I appreciated that at the end of the book it talks about the tradition of Christmas and how “Santa Claus” came to be. I won’t have a problem included this book in our daughter’s library because it has the spirit of Christmas without emphasizing fantasy elements (santa and presents).
What about you?
Will you tell your child there is or isn’t a Santa Claus?
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