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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
By: (1856-1919)

This wonderful children’s short story tells all about the youth, manhood and old age of Santa Claus and how he became immortal. (Introduction by jedopi)

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

by

L. Frank Baum

Contents

YOUTH

1. Burzee 2. The Child of the Forest 3. The Adoption 4. Claus 5. The Master Woodsman 6. Claus Discovers Humanity 7. Claus Leaves the Forest

MANHOOD

1. The Laughing Valley 2. How Claus Made the First Toy 3. How the Ryls Colored the Toys 4. How Little Mayrie Became Frightened 5. How Bessie Blithesome Came to the Laughing Valley 6. The Wickedness of the Awgwas 7. The Great Battle Between Good and Evil 8. The First Journey with the Reindeer 9. "Santa Claus!" 10. Christmas Eve 11. How the First Stockings Were Hung by the Chimneys 12. The First Christmas Tree

OLD AGE

1. The Mantle of Immortality 2. When the World Grew Old 3. The Deputies of Santa Claus

YOUTH

1. Burzee

Have you heard of the great Forest of Burzee? Nurse used to sing of it when I was a child. She sang of the big tree trunks, standing close together, with their roots intertwining below the earth and their branches intertwining above it; of their rough coating of bark and queer, gnarled limbs; of the bushy foliage that roofed the entire forest, save where the sunbeams found a path through which to touch the ground in little spots and to cast weird and curious shadows over the mosses, the lichens and the drifts of dried leaves... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 14, 2014
Subject: Review
I really enjoyed tis story. I've never heard it before I actually like it better them our traditional x-mas story. Excellent!


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