The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
"In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child..." ...says L.Frank Baum's Santa Claus. These words also expressed the credo of the delightfully imaginative creator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Taking the beloved symbol of merriment out of his conventional trappings and into the world of folklore, Baum gives Santa Claus an exciting life that evokes all the charm, warmth, and fantasy that made his Oz stories American classics. We discover the boy Claus growing up in an enchanted forest with a whole cast of mythical creatures - elves and wood nymphs, evil Awgwas, and the Master Woodsman AJc. We see how Claus makes his first toy and find out why he goes down chimneys, how he chooses his reindeer and what it's like when he ventures out on Christmas, delivering the message: "Have some fun, even in the middle of winter. A toy delivered by a stranger in the middle of the night may almost be enough to convince you that the invisible world, every once in a while, is on your side.''
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