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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Writer Wednesday: The Real Saint Nicholas

Hello! It's time for Writer Wednesday, when I discuss another author and his or her book. Today's book is The Real Saint Nicholas: Tales of Generosity and Hope from Around the World by Louise Carus.

Santa is a popular part of Christmas. Just look in any mall, in several classic Christmas movies or on a street corner. He is known by many names around the world. He's been depicted as a mouse, a bear, a short jolly man, and a man that shook like a bowlful of jelly. Long before his address was at the North Pole, though, he wore the robes of red and white of a bishop and was the real Nicholas in present-day Turkey. Later, he became a saint. In this fascinating book, tales are gathered from across the centuries, including some of the earliest tales of St. Nicholas up through the twentieth century, and across cultures and countries. The book is divided into the areas of Gifts of Life and Freedom, A Friend for the Journey, Bread and Cookies, Tricks and Transformations, and Healing Body and Spirit.
If you love Christmas or are interested in tales from many cultures and places, then this is sure to be a book that you'll enjoy!

My best to you all,

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