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Saint Nicholas The story of the real Santa Claus Mary Joslin, Helen Cann

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ISBN:
9780745949130
Published:
17th September 2004
Format:
Paperback
Dimensions:
32 pages: 270mm x 210mm
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Nicholas was a Christian who lived in the town of Myra in the fourth century AD. He was much loved for his charity and generosity. On one occasion, he wanted to give money to three daughters who were facing destitution because their father had no money for a dowry in order that they might marry. Nicholas thought of a clever way to give his gift in secret, showering gold coins into their house at night through the chimney. Some of the coins landed in the stockings that had been hung up to dry there. His good deed brought a happily-ever-after ending, and inspired a Christmas tradition. This book is retold for children from the famous thirteenth-century book by Jacopo de Voraigne, The Golden Legend.

Mary Joslin is married and has 3 grown up children. She began writing when her own children were still young and has since written books that have been published throughout the world. For Lion, these include: Our Father, The Tale of the Heaven Tree, Do the Angels Watch Close By?, The Merchant Enticed by the Pearl of Great Price and The Story of the Cross.

|Helen Cann wanted to be an illustrator since she was a small girl - now she is an award-winning illustrator who has exhibited around the world and works out of a studio in seaside Brighton. Her work is mainly hand produced using watercolour, collage and graphite and has been used in picture books, anthologies and chapter books.

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