This classic Christmas story about the origins of Santa has been updated with beautiful and timeless illustrations by an award-winning illustrator.
Santa Claus hasn't always lived at the North Pole . . .
In this lushly illustrated picture book, artist Charles Santore beautifully reimagines L. Frank Baum's 1902 magical tale of Christmas. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus takes the reader on the fantastical fairy tale journey of St. Nick being raised by woodland fairies, finding flying reindeer, building trinkets and toys, and receiving the gift of immortality. In the spectacular tradition of The Wizard of Oz, this story will be a holiday favorite for years to come.
About the Author
L. Frank Baum was born in 1856 to a family that became wealthy from the oil business. As a child he was weak in health and spent most of his time reading in his father's study. Baum became the author of the first American fairy tale when he created The Wizard of Oz series.
Charles Santore is a nationally acclaimed illustrator whose works appear regularly in magazines. His honors include the Library of Congress's 2009 National Book Festival Artist, the Society of Illustrators' Award of Excellence, and the Hamilton King Award. His works are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Free Library of Philadelphia, and in many private collections. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.