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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dandi Daley Mackall Narrator: Hewitt James Publisher: Zondervan Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 more 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen | 5/12/2011

    " The origin story for how a boy named Nicholas decided to dedicate his life to serving others and became St. Nicholas--the inspiration for the Santa Claus if today. An excellent addition to the legends series rooted in Christian tradition and symbolism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kathryn | 5/29/2010

    " This book was just okay for me. Not sure why exactly because it did tell a good story about learning to give instead of receive. "

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About the Author

Dandi Daley Mackall has written many books for children and adults, including the Edgar Award–winner The Silence of Murder. She has held a humorist column, worked as freelance editor, hosted over two hundred radio phone-in programs, and made dozens of appearances on television. She lives in rural Ohio with her family.