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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus [Download] ➾ The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus ➹ L. Frank Baum – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Every child knows about Santa Claus, the jolly man who brings gifts to all on Christmas There are many stories that tell of his life, but the delightful version relayed in The Life and Adventures of S Every child knows about Santa Claus, and Adventures PDF Î the jolly man who brings gifts to all on Christmas There are many stories that tell of his life, but the delightful version relayed in The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is by far the most charming and The Life Kindle - original of all Only L Frank Baum, the man who created the wonderful land of Oz, could have told Santa s tale in such rich and imaginative detail.


About the Author: L. Frank Baum

also wrote under the name Edith and Adventures PDF Î Van Dyne, Floyd Akers, Schuyler Staunton, John Estes Cooke, Suzanne Metcalf, Laura BancroftLyman Frank Baum was an American author, actor, and independent filmmaker best known as the creator, along with illustrator W W Denslow, of one of the most The Life Kindle - popular books in American children s literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, better known today as simply The Wizard of Oz He wrote thirteen sequels, nine other fantasy novels, and a plethora of other works novels in total, short stories, over poems, an Life and Adventures Epub à unknown number of scripts, and many miscellaneous writings , and made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and screen.



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  1. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    Holy crap on a Christmas Cookie I wanted to do Christmas in July So I m going to read 4 of these books that are short and have beautiful covers I will add my little Christmas thing another time as I m not getting on the computer as much as I told you all Oh My Goodness What a sweet little book I loved that Santa was adopted by immortals and the story of how he became Santa I like this story best as his origin story The fantastical imagery in the mind of all the creatures Such joy Now, Holy crap on a Christmas Cookie I wanted to do Christmas in July So I m going to read 4 of these books that are short and have beautiful covers I will add my little Christmas thing another time as I m not getting on the computer as much as I told you all Oh My Goodness What a sweet little book I loved that Santa was adopted by immortals and the story of how he became Santa I like this story best as his origin story The fantastical imagery in the mind of all the creatures Such joy Now, I wonder if I could talk Santa into bringing me books and movies and shows oh my for my Christmas in July I know, I m a nerd Lol, I rhymed that one part and just realized it God, I m old but act like I m 12 and feel 115, but it s a good right


  2. Susan Budd Susan Budd says:

    We will not Banish Magic from the World, not while Jolly Old Saint Nicholas keeps the Spirit of Christmas Alive in our Hearts The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus 1902 by L Frank Baum is the classic biography of the legendary man in the red suit Santa Claus Child of the ForestAs with most biographies, I enjoyed the chapters on his childhood the best Santa s story begins in an enchanted forest inhabited by fairies, knooks, ryls, and nymphs immortal and changeless beings who have peopl We will not Banish Magic from the World, not while Jolly Old Saint Nicholas keeps the Spirit of Christmas Alive in our Hearts The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus 1902 by L Frank Baum is the classic biography of the legendary man in the red suit Santa Claus Child of the ForestAs with most biographies, I enjoyed the chapters on his childhood the best Santa s story begins in an enchanted forest inhabited by fairies, knooks, ryls, and nymphs immortal and changeless beings who have peopled the forest since the beginning As a foundling, Santa was nursed by a lioness and then adopted by a wood nymph His defining traits of kindness, goodness, and generosity can be traced back to his idyllic childhood among the nymphs in the Forest of Burzee His thoughts and words were sweet and gentle, for the nymphs knew no evil and their hearts were pure and loving 16 17 Santa s formative years with the immortal beings also left him with a life long love and respect for all of nature s creatures Is it any wonder that living in the forest with the nymphs, Santa would grow up to be a young man who would not kill a tree or crush a flower or even tear up a single blade of grass When Santa moved from the Forest of Burzee to the Laughing Valley, he lived in harmony with the valley s other inhabitants the wildflowers and the grass, the cowslips, daffodils, and dandelions, the butterflies and the bees, and the beautiful sacred trees His life among the nymphs who guarded the Forest had taught him that a live tree is sacred, being a created thing endowed with feeling 38.Because he would do no violence by plowing the earth, he ate the food the ryls brought him milk, bread, honey, apples and grapes 43.Santa also knew the language of animals He could sing the songs of the bees, recite the poetry of the wood flowers and relate the history of every blinking owl in Burzee 21.Is it any surprise that when he made toy animals, he used only fur from animals who died naturally Many animals perished in the Forest, from one cause or another, and their fur was brought to Claus that he might cover with it the small images of beasts he made for playthings 123.The same is true of the leather used for the reindeers harnesses This leather was cut from the skins of lions that had reached such an advanced age that they died naturally 122 123.I love Baum s beautiful description of the enchanted forest and the fairy folk who dwell within it I love the sweet image of Santa in his flower filled valley exchanging jokes with the light hearted butterflies 41 But most of all I love that Santa Claus is a tree hugging eco friendly vegetarian Friend of ChildrenWhen Santa grew to manhood he left the primeval paradise of the Forest of Burzee for the pastoral beauty of the Laughing Valley He had learned about the doom of mankind 27 and he courageously chose to share it As a young man, Santa posed philosophical questions about the meaning of life and about social justice When Ak, the Master Woodsman, showed him the world outside, he saw other human beings for the first time He saw suffering and he felt compassion, especially for the children When Ak explained that man was doomed to toil, grow old, and die, Santa asked what everyone asks in the face of human suffering Why be born When Ak tells him to be helpful to the world 27 , Santa sets out to bring joy to world We tend to think of Santa primarily as a toymaker and indeed this book includes several chapters on the innovation and development of his toys, but toy making is just the outward sign of Santa s mission Imagine Santa s reaction upon seeing other human beings for the first time, seeing their hard lives, their suffering, their children s suffering, and then comparing it to his own idyllic childhood Toy making is just Santa s way of spreading cheer among the most disenfranchised members of human society It s easy to forget that children didn t always have the legal protections they have now In Santa s early days, children had no rights at all They were exploited for child labor and subjected to child abuse It was only in 1875 that the world s first organization for child protection was founded the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Before then, children had no official protection But they had Santa He befriended them, played with them, listened to them, comforted them He was always merry, always optimistic He always had time for them And theattention Santa lavished on the children, thethe adults came to realize that their children deserved to be treated better So the lives of children were considerably improved because of Santa s esteem and devotion.Once Santa wondered whether he should deliver toys to rich children as well as poor ones Rich children had wondrous luxuries, he thought, but poor children had nothing to amuse them He consulted with his foster mother, the wood nymph Necile, and with the Fairy Queen, and those wise beings counseled him to give to all children, rich and poor alike And that is what Santa does, for he knows that rich children are not necessarily happier than poor children Folk Saint It is possible for any man, by good deeds, to enshrine himself as a Saint in the hearts of the people 108.Could anyone doubt that Santa would come to be considered a saint of the people He devoted his whole life to doing good He loved children and animals and flowers and trees In his brotherhood with all of nature s creatures, he resembles Saint Francis of Assisi In his love of children, he calls to mind Jesus blessing the little ones Let the children come to me Matthew 19 14 So sacred is this work of befriending children that the Mantle of Immortality was bestowed upon him The mantle was thought to be created in the beginning If one believes this, and I see no reason not to, it means that the Supreme Master knew it would be needed some day 142 , knew the world would need Santa Claus Baum s book paints a deeper portrait of Santa than just the merry toy maker Santa has always inhabited two worlds the World of Fairy and the World of Man A good symbol of this is his home in the Laughing Valley a liminal place between the two worlds Here he receives help from the fairies of the enchanted forest Yet here also is the place he performs his labor of love for mankind He is of both worlds, yet he is also of neither Although he was nursed by a lioness and raised by a wood nymph, he is neither a forest creature nor a fairy Although he is a man, he grew up knowing nothing of mankind Never in the history of the world has there been another such as he And there never will be The immortal Santa Claus is in a class by himself The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus also sparkles with Baum s beautiful writing Here is a lovely example The air was sharp and frosty and the starlight touched the snowflakes and made them glitter like countless diamonds 116 The fairy like prose is complemented by some of Mary Cowles Clark s charming illustrations Each of the three sections begins with a full page black white illustration of Santa first as a child, then as a young man, and finally as an old man And each chapter includes marginal illustrations as well There are nature scenes, woodland creatures, whimsical fairy folk with pointed shoes and wings and antennae, happy children, Christmas trees, and all manner of toys and dolls My edition of this book is the 2015 Penguin Christmas Classic in red hardcover with a pretty book jacket and end papers


  3. Candi Candi says:

    This was a delightful tale of the origins of Santa Claus in a world full of magical, immortal creatures This was not your traditional Santa at the North Pole story, nor did I expect it to be, coming from such an imaginative writer as L Frank Baum This story had the wondrous feel of a fairy tale, with Santa being raised by a wood nymph and protected by the Master Woodsman of the World Baum illuminates the beauty of nature in his descriptions of Santa s surroundings, and reaffirms Santa s love This was a delightful tale of the origins of Santa Claus in a world full of magical, immortal creatures This was not your traditional Santa at the North Pole story, nor did I expect it to be, coming from such an imaginative writer as L Frank Baum This story had the wondrous feel of a fairy tale, with Santa being raised by a wood nymph and protected by the Master Woodsman of the World Baum illuminates the beauty of nature in his descriptions of Santa s surroundings, and reaffirms Santa s love for children and humanity I shared this book with my ten year old daughter as a read aloud this Christmas season, and what really drew us in were the beautiful illustrations They were truly enchanting and, at times, whimsical We often peeked ahead to see what pictures were next to be revealed I recommend this book to children and any young at heart who enjoys an original story and lovely illustrations


  4. mark monday mark monday says:

    in his wonderful Oz series, Baum usually does a good job at keeping hisprecious the result is much strained mawkishness and, egads, baby talk sugar overload however I did enjoy the entirely pagan origins of Jolly Saint Nick a foundlin in his wonderful Oz series, Baum usually does a good job at keeping hisprecious cutesy poo tendencies in check his bracingly no nonsense little heroines and often delightfully bizarre imagination help to keep things treacle free unfortunately no such barriers have been put in place for this story of the early life of Santa Claus the result is much strained mawkishness and, egads, baby talk sugar overload however I did enjoy the entirely pagan origins of Jolly Saint Nick a foundling taken under the protection of assorted sprites, nymphs, and fairies of an ancient forest Baum is at his best here when naming and describing all of the varied immortal princes and princesses, and the inhumans they rule over plus there is a very brief Battle Between the Forces of Good and Evil, and that s always fun


  5. Gina Gina says:

    Although I included this book on my children s shelf, it is actually written, I think, to be read aloud to children as the language would be a bit too difficult for a child to read.This is a stunning work by the mind that also gave us Oz This is not the usual story about Santa Claus, the North Pole, the Elves, etc Instead, we are given a fantastical story with magical creatures that take us to when the infant Claus was found abandoned in the woods and taken in by the forest dwellers.This parti Although I included this book on my children s shelf, it is actually written, I think, to be read aloud to children as the language would be a bit too difficult for a child to read.This is a stunning work by the mind that also gave us Oz This is not the usual story about Santa Claus, the North Pole, the Elves, etc Instead, we are given a fantastical story with magical creatures that take us to when the infant Claus was found abandoned in the woods and taken in by the forest dwellers.This particular forest is not just a grouping of trees those who dwell there include the great Ak, who is the supreme being of the forest There are also nymphs, faeries, and Santa s adoptive mother, Necile.You will be drawn in, even as an adult, to hear Baum s version of how Santa first used deer, how hanging stockings came to be, and why he started making toys for all the children not just the good ones in this story, even the naughty children are given something to bring them joy.I loved this book, start to finish


  6. Loretta Loretta says:

    L Frank Baum s take on Santa Claus is totally different from the typical stories I grew up knowing about Santa Claus Interesting story set in a completely different environment than the North Pole Staged in the forest with interesting characters who all have their own magical mystical powers.While I did enjoy the book, I felt that L Frank Baum needed to touch on all aspects of Santa Claus s life and everything related to Christmas in general The chapters on Youth were very enjoyable and m L Frank Baum s take on Santa Claus is totally different from the typical stories I grew up knowing about Santa Claus Interesting story set in a completely different environment than the North Pole Staged in the forest with interesting characters who all have their own magical mystical powers.While I did enjoy the book, I felt that L Frank Baum needed to touch on all aspects of Santa Claus s life and everything related to Christmas in general The chapters on Youth were very enjoyable and my favorite part of the book but when I got to the chapters on Manhood and Old Age , that s when it seemed the author lost me a little because he wanted to include every nuance he knew of Santa Claus and Christmas and it seemed somewhat silly Case in point how the reindeer, who pull Santa s sleigh, came to be, the stockings that were hung, how Christmas trees came to be, how we came to celebrate Christmas Eve and last but certainly not least, how Santa Claus becomes immortal.It seems to this reader that L Frank Baum, whose book was published in 1902, took a lot from The Night Before Christmas, which was published in the 1800 s, by Clement C Moore and just put his own spin on his book.I m glad I finally read the book and I do highly recommend to all, especially at this time of year Merry Christmas everyone


  7. ❀Julie ❀Julie says:

    I really enjoyed this book as it took me back to my childhood with memories of how I truly believed This is a different but very imaginative and old fashioned story about the origins of Santa Claus It was an uplifting, quick read, and it answered all the unrelenting questions my 7 year old has been asking me this holiday season Next time I will read the illustrated version to my kids.


  8. Mischenko Mischenko says:

    Wonderful Perfect read for this time of year Written beautifully and great for reading out loud to children With a ho, ho, ho And a ha, ha, ha And a ho, ho, ha, ha, hee Now away we go O er the frozen snow, As merry as we can be There are many joys In our load of toys, As many a child will know We ll scatter them wide On our wild night ride O er the crisp and sparkling snow So glad to have finally read it


  9. J.P. J.P. says:

    A beautiful book Will definitely make you feel the warmth and love and giving nature of Santa Claus in your heart this time of year Also discovered that the soundtrack to the movie Amelie is the perfect soundtrack to this book If you have particular books that you read every Christmas A Christmas Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, etc add this to the list.


  10. Petra Petra says:

    I finished and enjoyed this story quite a bit It s sweet and a wonderful story to read to kids in December It s warm, touching, brings the love joy of Santa into the mind It s told as a history, that each child would be able to envision being true True, a few details are changed but, in essence, this is the story of Santa Claus and one to delight young and old hearts I finished and enjoyed this story quite a bit It s sweet and a wonderful story to read to kids in December It s warm, touching, brings the love joy of Santa into the mind It s told as a history, that each child would be able to envision being true True, a few details are changed but, in essence, this is the story of Santa Claus and one to delight young and old hearts


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