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Wonderworker: The True Story of How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus [Paperback]

Vincent A. Yzermans

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Book Description

Sept. 15 2004
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 name for himself with his eloquence, intelligence and generosity. Recognized as a miracle worker during his lifetime, he became known for helping children in need, mothers in labor, and sailors as they traversed the Mediterranean. The modern incarnation of Santa Claus, however, became popularized in the mid-19th century through a poem by Clement Clark Moore called "A Visit from St. Nicholas"-better known as "The Night Before Christmas"-in the Frank Church editorial, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus," and in the artwork of Thomas Nast and Haddon Sundblom.

This book will appeal to children from the age of nine to ninety-nine. Anyone who celebrates Christmas-regardless of whether or not they still believe in the existence of a Santa Claus who brings gifts to children around the world-will welcome this informative and eloquent explanation of the true story behind how a humble bishop from Asia became "jolly old St. Nick."

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 57 pages
  • Publisher: Acta Pubns (Sept. 15 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879462787
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879462789
  • Product Dimensions: 27.1 x 21.7 x 0.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #688,625 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good! Dec 14 2013
By Noreen suriner - Published on Amazon.com
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While I enjoyed it, it is not particularly well written. It is consistent with what I have researched myself and so feel confident that good work was done. Thank you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Weighty Read Dec 9 2013
By readsalot3 - Published on Amazon.com
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This was a very informative book! It is written from the vantage point of Catholic theology, so the parts regarding St. Nicolas working miracles AFTER his death was something that I had to explain to my son that we do not believe. Otherwise, I would just add that this is not a light read and should be for older children and adults.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Wait Dec 23 2009
By Deborah Shuler - Published on Amazon.com
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Can't wait for my Nephew to read this... He doesnt believe in Santa.. Book is good the shipping I was a little worried about. I bought my nephew something else because I didn't think it was going to arrive it time, but it did...

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