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Wonderworker: The True Story of How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus
The true story behind the evolution of St. Nicholas to Santa Claus is perhaps at least as exciting as any fanciful tale. In Wonder Worker: The True Story of How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus, Vincent Yzermans writes a book for his grand-nephew that explains how an orphan by the name of Nicholas who lived in a small city on the Mediterranean Sea became a revered and celeb ...more
Paperback, 57 pages
Published September 15th 2004 by ACTA Publications
(first published September 2004)
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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
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.