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Wonderworker: The True Story of How Saint Nicholas Became Santa Claus
Discover the magic inherent in the true story of a man who overcame relative obscurity in a small Mediterranean city and became a cultural icon the world over. In Wonderworker: The True Story of How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus, Msgr. Vincent Yzermans writes a book for his grandnephew that explains the evolution of St. Nicholas into Santa Claus.
Nicholas quickly made a...more
Paperback, 58 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Acta Pubns
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A Nonfiction Christmas
89th out of 96 books — 12 voters
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This was a well written enjoyable read. It did repeat itself a couple times and there was no bibliography, but other than that, it was the perfect little biography. Not too long, but I got a lot out of it. I think my favorite part was how at the council at Nicea, St. Nicholas punched the other guy in the face. I wonder if the makers of the miracle on 34th street movie took his passionate temper into consideration when making the movie and that's why he whacked the guy over the head with his cane ...more
Sep 19, 2009 Meredith rated it 3 of 5 stars
A short and sweet description of how Saint Nicholas of Myra transformed into Santa Claus of the North Pole. It is an excellent book despite its brevity; however, it unfortunately does not offer any source citations or a bibliography.