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by Michael O. Riley,Max Apple,L. Frank Baum


Baum's Santa lives in a valley adjacent to Oz and interacts with fairy folk like those in his more famous body of work. I got a terribly formatted, probably abbreviated version of book, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.

Baum's Santa lives in a valley adjacent to Oz and interacts with fairy folk like those in his more famous body of work. Like the Oz stories, Baum's writing here is characterized by unadulterated joy and optimism, without condescending to his audience. Indeed, both adults and children can enjoy his writing. The remainder of the book was a long series of discussion questions, none of them directed at this book specifically. The discussion questions could easily be a collection of questions for English teachers to use for any literature. This is an amazing book that brings you into the world of Santa Claus. If you still believe or ever believed, this is a great book for you, it may even restore your faith in him. Fantasy, fun, classic and intelligent, I have always loved this story. Read it, you will see. There is even the free version, so there are no excuses.

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Claus looked upon the immortals who thronged around him with fearless eyes and smiling lips. He rode laughingly upon the shoulders of the merry Ryls; he mischievously pulled the gray beards of the low-browed Knooks; he rested his curly head confidently upon the dainty bosom of the Fairy Queen herself. He had no idea that millions of toiling, striving human creatures existed. And he was happy and content. Some people have spelled this name Nicklaus and others Nicolas, which is the reason that Santa Claus is still known in some lands as St. Nicolas. But, of course, Neclaus is his right name, and Claus the nickname given him by his adopted mother, the fair nymph Necile.

Every child knows about Santa Claus, the jolly man who brings gifts to all on. .

Every child knows about Santa Claus, the jolly man who brings gifts to all on Christmas. We tend to think of Santa primarily as a toymaker and indeed this book includes several chapters on the innovation and development of his toys, but toy making is just the outward sign of Santa’s mission.

Home L. Frank Baum The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. When all had assembled Claus told his story again, at Ak's command, andthen the Master addressed the Prince of the Knooks, saying

Home L. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, . 6. When all had assembled Claus told his story again, at Ak's command, andthen the Master addressed the Prince of the Knooks, saying: "The good work that Claus is doing among mankind deserves the supportof every honest immortal. Already he is called a Saint in some of thetowns, and before long the name of Santa Claus will be lovingly knownin every home that is blessed with children. Moreover, he is a son ofour Forest, so we owe him our encouragement.

Taking the beloved symbol of merriment out of his conventional trappings and into the world of imaginative folklore, Baum gives Santa Claus an exciting life that evokes all the charm, warmth, and fantasy that made his Oz stories American classics. Born in 1856, in Chittenango, New York, L. Frank Baum is best remembered for his monumental 1900 classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He returned frequently to the magical world he'd created, writing 13 books set in Oz. His considerable literary output included 55 novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and many miscellaneous writings, including scripts and "lost" novels. He passed away in 1919.

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1985 Christmas stop motion animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions and based on the 1902 children's book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, the writer of . Frank Baum, the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The special first aired December 17, 1985 on CBS in the United States, and December 24, 1986 on TV Asahi in Japan under the title Santa's Secret and Great Adventure (サンタの秘密と大冒険, lit. Santa no Himitsu to Dai Bōken).

A human foundling child, adopted by a wood-nymph and raised by the creatures who inhabit a magical forest, grows up to be the immortal Santa Claus, in this imaginative story by the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Reissue.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Signet Classics) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0451529978

ISBN: 0451529979

Author: Michael O. Riley,Max Apple,L. Frank Baum

Category: Books for children

Subcategory: Holidays & Celebrations

Language: English

Publisher: Signet Classics (November 1, 2005)

ePUB size: 1581 kb

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Rating: 4.7

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Haal
I was reading a paperback copy of this book and wanted to order one for my grandson. This version is excellent. There is an amazing illustration about every two pagers. They did up date the language from the original version, which I appreciated. It makes it more understandable to today's children. I'm thinking about ordering a copy for myself.
Haal
I was reading a paperback copy of this book and wanted to order one for my grandson. This version is excellent. There is an amazing illustration about every two pagers. They did up date the language from the original version, which I appreciated. It makes it more understandable to today's children. I'm thinking about ordering a copy for myself.
Direbringer
First and foremost I knew by the product description this book is an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic tale of everyone's favorite Christmas Giver and the book is without question breathtakingly beautiful. It is full of Santore's marvelous paintings which look like something Arthur Rackham would illustrate. The fairies are wonderful as are the nymphs, knooks, and the ryls who actually look like the colors they represent and they are cute funny looking creatures. But then Santore creates a world of strange and marvelous creatures who are fantastic yet very human. Looking at the great Ak who is the lord of the forest you see person who appears so very human and Necile, Santa's adoptive mother, looks very human and beautiful. The overall artwork portrayed shows mostly the fantastic world of the fairies and to a lesser extent the people of the human world. However Bessie Blithesome is a very human sweet girl who exudes joy at receiving a doll from Santa.
One of the few flaws of this book is that it is an adaptation and whole episodes are omitted from the story, namely the awgwas were omitted and what a pity they were for it would have been terrific and terrifying to have seen Santore's portrayal of the creatures. Afterall Santore's horrifying wicked witch of the west from the Wizard of Oz is one of the best portrayals of the character ever painted for current children's books today and to have see his villains for this book would have been wonderful. Also omitted from the book are the scenes with Weekum, Mayrie and her brother, and the last chapter of the book in which Santa face adversity from an encroaching civilization and industry.
It must be said the adaptor did leave in some very good sections of the book which make it more appealing to younger children and it is obvious this book is meant for the younger set The story explains why Santa Claus makes toys and why he has reindeer. Also why hang up stockings for Santa Claus? The story does explain many things and makes them accessible for modern readers. For example the episode with Mayrie features a child speaking in childlike tones which would not be acceptable to modern readers. In the scene, in which Santa creates the first Christmas tree, a teepee is featured in the background but the language is edited for modern sensibilities as in the original text the parents of the children are called "neglectful". In this version the words are edited so as not to offend modern ears. I don't necessarily approve of changing the classics but the language in the original could be seen as offensive.
However over all as a beautifully illustrated classic it is beautiful and worth having on the shelf for collectors and for anyone who loves Christmas and Santa Claus.
Direbringer
First and foremost I knew by the product description this book is an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic tale of everyone's favorite Christmas Giver and the book is without question breathtakingly beautiful. It is full of Santore's marvelous paintings which look like something Arthur Rackham would illustrate. The fairies are wonderful as are the nymphs, knooks, and the ryls who actually look like the colors they represent and they are cute funny looking creatures. But then Santore creates a world of strange and marvelous creatures who are fantastic yet very human. Looking at the great Ak who is the lord of the forest you see person who appears so very human and Necile, Santa's adoptive mother, looks very human and beautiful. The overall artwork portrayed shows mostly the fantastic world of the fairies and to a lesser extent the people of the human world. However Bessie Blithesome is a very human sweet girl who exudes joy at receiving a doll from Santa.
One of the few flaws of this book is that it is an adaptation and whole episodes are omitted from the story, namely the awgwas were omitted and what a pity they were for it would have been terrific and terrifying to have seen Santore's portrayal of the creatures. Afterall Santore's horrifying wicked witch of the west from the Wizard of Oz is one of the best portrayals of the character ever painted for current children's books today and to have see his villains for this book would have been wonderful. Also omitted from the book are the scenes with Weekum, Mayrie and her brother, and the last chapter of the book in which Santa face adversity from an encroaching civilization and industry.
It must be said the adaptor did leave in some very good sections of the book which make it more appealing to younger children and it is obvious this book is meant for the younger set The story explains why Santa Claus makes toys and why he has reindeer. Also why hang up stockings for Santa Claus? The story does explain many things and makes them accessible for modern readers. For example the episode with Mayrie features a child speaking in childlike tones which would not be acceptable to modern readers. In the scene, in which Santa creates the first Christmas tree, a teepee is featured in the background but the language is edited for modern sensibilities as in the original text the parents of the children are called "neglectful". In this version the words are edited so as not to offend modern ears. I don't necessarily approve of changing the classics but the language in the original could be seen as offensive.
However over all as a beautifully illustrated classic it is beautiful and worth having on the shelf for collectors and for anyone who loves Christmas and Santa Claus.
Thundershaper
This is a beautiful children story. It uses fairy folklore in a basic plot and weaves a magical tale for us to enjoy at Christmas Time.

In summary, it is the tale of Santa's life from the time he was an orphaned baby to the present. It explains why we hang our stockings, how Santa can leave presents for children with no chimney, where he got his reindeer, why he only flies at night, why he created toys, and so much more. It weaves together a caste of grand characters to make the world brighter and all the more beautiful. While this version lacks the illustrations I've heard other versions contain, I found that the tale was descriptive enough that my imagination created the images with an ease.

I gave this five stars because of the imaginative plot, colorful characters, writing style, and how successfully it was written in order to be accessible to all children. This is a book that can be read to people of all ages.
Thundershaper
This is a beautiful children story. It uses fairy folklore in a basic plot and weaves a magical tale for us to enjoy at Christmas Time.

In summary, it is the tale of Santa's life from the time he was an orphaned baby to the present. It explains why we hang our stockings, how Santa can leave presents for children with no chimney, where he got his reindeer, why he only flies at night, why he created toys, and so much more. It weaves together a caste of grand characters to make the world brighter and all the more beautiful. While this version lacks the illustrations I've heard other versions contain, I found that the tale was descriptive enough that my imagination created the images with an ease.

I gave this five stars because of the imaginative plot, colorful characters, writing style, and how successfully it was written in order to be accessible to all children. This is a book that can be read to people of all ages.
Rocky Basilisk
over the years I have bought many copies of this book and passed them out to children, and adults I know.... it is THE book on
Santa ....and to my thinking a 'must read'... I love Mr Baum and 'ALL" his works.... my early childhood was spent reading his wonderful
OZ series... {my favorite person in Oz is Polychrome} and I just discovered two of his series devoted to young girls.

I would say I feel this book, as well as his Oz series has a lot of big words for the very young reader.... I think it is perfect for an adult to read to a child at bedtime.... I'm sure the child would have wonderful dreams.....**S
Rocky Basilisk
over the years I have bought many copies of this book and passed them out to children, and adults I know.... it is THE book on
Santa ....and to my thinking a 'must read'... I love Mr Baum and 'ALL" his works.... my early childhood was spent reading his wonderful
OZ series... {my favorite person in Oz is Polychrome} and I just discovered two of his series devoted to young girls.

I would say I feel this book, as well as his Oz series has a lot of big words for the very young reader.... I think it is perfect for an adult to read to a child at bedtime.... I'm sure the child would have wonderful dreams.....**S
Anayalore
i got this book from the library in 3rd (?) grade and loved it. But after all these years, i simply could not remember the title of the book. I happened to chance upon this on Amazon, am so glad to have found it. After so many years, i still love the story, and i am reading it to my kid, who as far as i can tel, loves it too.
The colored illustrations are a plus!
Anayalore
i got this book from the library in 3rd (?) grade and loved it. But after all these years, i simply could not remember the title of the book. I happened to chance upon this on Amazon, am so glad to have found it. After so many years, i still love the story, and i am reading it to my kid, who as far as i can tel, loves it too.
The colored illustrations are a plus!
Fonceiah
Best "Santa" book of all time. Get it. Read it to as many kids as you can get to sit still. Excellent explanation for kids that won't buy less well thought out versions of the Santa legend and makes it acceptable for all to keep that warm place in our hearts for Nicholas. THIS is the Santa my kid's know and love and the only one I will pass on to those I love. My siblings loved waiting to see how long it would take for my mother to cry when reading it on long trips to meet family at Christmas. Now, my children do the same with me. The version I was given has a beautiful section for kids to record their names when they were read this story. That copy is a treasure with their young signatures recorded and will probably be one of the household items they fight over when I am gone. Great tradition.
Fonceiah
Best "Santa" book of all time. Get it. Read it to as many kids as you can get to sit still. Excellent explanation for kids that won't buy less well thought out versions of the Santa legend and makes it acceptable for all to keep that warm place in our hearts for Nicholas. THIS is the Santa my kid's know and love and the only one I will pass on to those I love. My siblings loved waiting to see how long it would take for my mother to cry when reading it on long trips to meet family at Christmas. Now, my children do the same with me. The version I was given has a beautiful section for kids to record their names when they were read this story. That copy is a treasure with their young signatures recorded and will probably be one of the household items they fight over when I am gone. Great tradition.
Felolak
A beautiful retelling of the Santa Clause story.
When young Clause is found by the Master Woodsman, he is taken to the forest of Burzee to be raised and cared for. Clause learns to respect nature and life. His adoptive mother is a nymph who cares deeply for him and when Clause becomes a man he journeys into the world from whence he came.

Clause settles in a beautiful valley and learns that he has a great talent for making toys. These he begins to make for the children who live in nearby villages, for Clause greatest desire is to make the lives of children happy.

The story follows Clause as he discovers new ways to create toys, who to give them to, his first sleigh ride, and the the protection his friends from Burzee afford him. As Clause's life comes to its close, his friends from Burzee, the immortals, gather together to discuss what may be done to allow Clause to continue the great he has done for all the children near and far.
Felolak
A beautiful retelling of the Santa Clause story.
When young Clause is found by the Master Woodsman, he is taken to the forest of Burzee to be raised and cared for. Clause learns to respect nature and life. His adoptive mother is a nymph who cares deeply for him and when Clause becomes a man he journeys into the world from whence he came.

Clause settles in a beautiful valley and learns that he has a great talent for making toys. These he begins to make for the children who live in nearby villages, for Clause greatest desire is to make the lives of children happy.

The story follows Clause as he discovers new ways to create toys, who to give them to, his first sleigh ride, and the the protection his friends from Burzee afford him. As Clause's life comes to its close, his friends from Burzee, the immortals, gather together to discuss what may be done to allow Clause to continue the great he has done for all the children near and far.