Santa Who? by Gail Gibbons

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In telling the rich history of the Christmas gift-giver, Gail Gibbons draws upon many cultures. From the legend of Saint Nicholas to the Dutch Sinter Cleas, from "The Night before Christmas" to Thomas Nast's famous cartoons, her lively, well-researched text and sparkling illustrations show how the changing image of Santa became the beloved symbol of Christmas we know today.

Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

 

About Gail Gibbons

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Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children’s nonfiction literature. Called a “master of picture book nonfiction” by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers.
 
Published October 27, 1999 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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Turning to the legend of Santa Claus, Gibbons locates its roots in the life of a fourth-century Catholic bishop from Myra (now Turkey), then traces its development down the centuries.

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