The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving

The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas GivingA New Addition To The Bestselling Legend Series, By Award Winning Author Dandi Daley Mackall This Gentle Christmas Book Introduces The Original St Nicholas And Tells Why We Give Gifts In Remembrance Of The Greatest Gift Of All Nick Is Much Interested In Contemplating His Presents Under The Tree Than He Is In Being Dragged Along For Last Minute Shopping With His Dad But While His Father S Off Shopping, Nick Hears Someone Say His Name It S A Mall Santa, Telling A Group Of Children A Story About The Original St Nick In The Long Ago Story, A Wealthy Boy Named Nicholas Is Moved By The Sight Of Poor Children And Decides To Use His Family S Wealth To Help The Needy, Starting Anonymously With His Less Fortunate Friends Young Nick Is Inspired As At Last He And Young Readers Understand The Joy Of Giving A Note At The End Explains How The Story Of This Early Nicholas Might Have Grown Into The Santa Claus Of Legend Bright, Festive Artwork Accompanies The Text Of Master Storyteller Dandi Mackall, Who Reminds Children That God Gave Us The Greatest Gift Ever Given DANDI DALEY MACKALL Won Her First Writing Contest When She Was Ten Years Old With Fifty Words On Why She Wanted To Be A Batboy She Won, But They Wouldn T Let A Girl Be A Batboy It Was Her First Taste Of Rejection She Bounced Back And Has Since Published Books Dandi Lives In Rural West Salem, OH, And Enjoys Her Husband And Kids, Who Will Still, On Occasion, Be Up For A Game Of Family Softball GUY PORFIRIO, A Native Of Chicago, Graduated From The American Academy Of Art In Chicago And Continued His Training At New York S School Of Visual Arts Guy S Passion For Painting And Telling A Good Story Has Inspired Him To Illustrate Numerous Books For Children Guy Lives In Tucson, AZ, With His Family

A professional writer for over 20 years, Dandi Daley Mackall has written dozens of articles for popular magazines and published around 500 books for children and adults alike, with sales of over 4 million A frequent guest on radio and television talk shows, she lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, horses, dogs, cats Awards include the Edgar Award for Best YA Mystery, the H

✯ [BOOKS] ⚣ The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving By Dandi Daley Mackall ✼ –
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving
  • Dandi Daley Mackall
  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 9780310713272

10 thoughts on “The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving

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    12 19 18 Read with Julia.3 23 19 Read with Julia

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    Young Nick isn t thrilled about doing last minute Christmas shopping for his little brothers It s so much easier to get gifts than to give them He s hoping that he will have enough money left over to buy himself a CD.While shopping, Nick hears the department store Santa Claus tell a group of children the story of Saint Nicholas, a wealthy boy whose parents died when he was young In searching for God s plan for his life, he gave gifts to others in secret in order to help them The present day Nick decides that buying gifts and giving to others can actually be a fun and rewarding thing to do.This well balanced story acknowledges the history of Santa Claus without refuting the tradition So this book is appropriate for all children, no matter their background or belief in the jolly holiday figure The gorgeous illustrations enhance the story and give a beautiful depth of detail.In a season of the year where kids are often focused on what they want rather than what they can give, The Legend of St Nicholas will inject a bit of the spirit of giving into their lives and help them to focus on others and the true meaning of giving at Christmas time.

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    Love, love, this book It s the classic legend of St Nicholas told and made relatable to young children today The illustrations are excellent and reminds me of the typical 40 s and 50 s styles.

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    I m sorry, but St Nicholas was not a Victorian era rich white kid No.

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    Christmas stories are a delight to y all might know by now I love stories that weave the traditions of Christmas with their original sources to make things click with kids.I was familiar with the story of St Nicholasyes it was through the shows of Santa Clause is Coming to Town and Veggies Tales St Nicholas A Story of Joyful Giving What can I say, I love the classics and humor The illustrations of The Legend of St Nicholas were beautiful The colors were bright and captivating I loved how it started out the story in the 40 s 50 s era with a little boy in a store listening to the Santa telling a story There is just something about that time and Christmas together that just seem perfect As we travel through the tale, the characters are drawn to fit the era of the story.The story itself was nice to see A boy who has grown up seeing people around him needing help, not knowing what to do, then when his friends are in need of help, he wants to with all of his heart I enjoyed the story, the only small qualm I had with it, was the choppiness of the story in a few parts It started off talking about Nicholas as one age then the next paragraph he is a new age with something else he is seeing It confused me for a second in reading, but it smoothed out and had a wonderful lesson in it.Christmas can be a time where it can be easy to be sucked up into the I and Me of everything The rush of the Black Friday sales after Thanksgiving dinner is a prime example If that is all that spoken of, it s not fun Christmas is much then that, and this book is good to point out that fact Giving is the best gift of all and much fulfilling then getting what you want.Thank you to Zonderkidz, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.This review was originally posted

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    About the Book In The Legend of St Nicholas, the new artwork, created by Marley and Me illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, captivates audiences and tells the story of a young man named Nicholas, who was moved by the plight of the poor and needy Nicholas spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving gifts on Christmas Eve to remind people of the greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ This gentle Christmas book introduces the original St Nicholas and offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves The final pages in the book include fun Father Christmas traditions in other lands.About the Author Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 450 books She still can t believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually Dandi and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they re blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.My Review The Legend of St Nicholas, is a delightful children s book about the joy of Christmas giving As other books in this series, this book is telling of the actual legend of the big guy as well as a story about this young boy, Nick Nick has trouble with the whole idea of giving without expecting anything in return Trouble, that is until he overhears a story being told about Saint Nicholas After hearing this story, it changes Nick s heart and provides him with a giving heart for others just like that of Saint Nicholas Christmas is a good time to remind us of others that don t have the things that we do and showing them love at this time of the year is a very rewarding notion that springs forth many benefits We should do this year around but not everyone sees it that way But as long as they remember at least once a year, not all is lost A beautiful written book with gorgeous illustrations Disclosure This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the Z Blog Squad.

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    For every Christian parent who has struggled with teaching their kids the true meaning of Christmas and how Santa works into the picture, this is the book for you My kids are five and six and starting to ask WAY too many questions Last year the questions of Santa began I always said I wouldn t tell them about Santa but then I got caught up in the magic Santa is after all, magical But he isn t what the season is really about Finding the balance between the magic and the reality can be a challenge.The Legend of St Nicholas just easily and beautifully wrapped it all up for me in one perfect package It might as well have had a bow on it, so wonderful was the answer Mackall masterfully blends the Christmas story of Jesus s birth with the legend of the real St Nicholas in a way that it all just makes sense Some Christians are offended by Santa and I have heard Santa never died for anyone But as a parent of three children, I do love the magic of Santa.St Nicholas was a real man and his spirit of giving and generosity is something that should be taught and honored However, people just get caught up in the getting and forget about the giving This book is a great reminder of that and who St Nick really was.I loved the ending and how the little boy wanted to become generous because that made MY kids want to do for others My daughter immediately turned to me and said she wanted to use all her money to buy gifts for her friends Now all her money doesn t amount to anything but it s definitely the thought that counts and the lesson learned.There is no reason Christmas has to be about Jesus OR Santa The Legend of St Nicholas beautifully weaves the two together in a way that makes sense, honors Jesus and reminds us of the man that St Nicholas really was What a beautiful gift to give this Christmas

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    The Legend of St Nicolas begins with a little boy named Nick who waited until the last minute to buy gifts for this loved ones He selfishly wanted to keep part of the money to buy something for himself While shopping with his dad for gifts, he overheard the store Santa telling a store to the children while their parents shopped The story was of a boy named Nicholas who grew up in a well off family He traveled around the world with his parents and often saw children who were less fortunate than himself After his parents passed away, he turned to God as to what to do with his life God showed him his mission in life was help those in need He secretly gave to those in need on Christmas Eve to remind them the greatest of all love is that of Jesus Christ Little Nick was so touched by the story that he too wanted to become a giver For it is far better to give than receive.The Legend of St Nicholas is a wonderful book for children at Christmas It helped the attention of our four and two year old It is beautifully illustrated and the story is a wonderful reminder about what St Nicholas and Christmas is about This book also helps to teach children that one of the most important things you can do in life is to love one another as Christ loves us and help those that need help as Christ helps us.I received this book free from the publisher through the now BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

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    I am so impressed with this hard cover beautifully written and illustrated book about the joy of giving for Christmas.It begins with Nick waiting to the last minute to shop for his siblings and he didn t want to spend all his money on gifts for others He was hoping to have enough money left to buy something for himself until he heard the mall Santa tell the story of Nicholas, a child of privilege When his parents died he inherited their wealth and found joy in helping those less fortunate It became his life mission to celebrate Christmas honoring God by giving to others.This is the most impressive book I have read explaining the joy of sharing with others It is a great book to help your children understand this is what God wants them to do This could also be used as a teaching tool.I would highly recommend this book for children age 4 8.Disclosure I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review The opinions in this review are my own.

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    Nick is Christmas shopping with his dad He has a little money, but he doesn t really want to give it to the Santa ringing a bell or spend it on someone else He wants to save it to buy something for himself As he s waiting for his dad, he overhears a story about another little boy named Nicholas The story will change his Christmas.The cover alone would have made me pick up the book I love the colorful illustrations and the textured surface That same quality of imagery was throughout the book The large illustrations cover almost the entire page and really help tell the story.The story was sweet and was inspiring The theme of giving cheerfully was woven through an entertaining story and will show children the importance of thinking of others The olden days feel made the story very nostalgic for me Both of my children 8yrs and 5 yrs loved the story and wanted me to read it again This book will be kept so we can read it every year at Christmas.I received this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

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