> Bless Their Hearts Mom: Children's Book Review- The Legend of St Nicholas by Dandi Daley Mackall, illustrated Richard Cowdrey
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Children's Book Review- The Legend of St Nicholas by Dandi Daley Mackall, illustrated Richard Cowdrey

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Yup, Christmas is a comin'- 85 days to go!

I've got some great St. Nick/ Santa Claus books to share with you this season,
starting with this one!

The Legend of St Nicholas cover


The Legend of St. Nicholas comes from Marley and Me illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, and captivates audiences , while telling the story of a young man named Nicholas, who was moved by the plight of the poor and needy. Nicholas spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving gifts on Christmas Eve to remind people of the greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ. This gentle Christmas book introduces the original St. Nicholas and offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves. The final pages in the book include fun Father Christmas traditions in other lands.

The Legend of St Nicholas sample page


This is a 'modern' retelling of the legend of St Nicholas, telling a tale of a young Nick in 1940/50, listening to Santa telling a story of St. Nick as a young Victorian child, and how he came to share his riches with his best friends, giving them comfort, joy and happiness. The experience changed young St Nick, and that was how he spent every year on Jesus's birth- giving to those in need. For the 'modern' Nick, it is a reminder to think of others, which he does as he is shopping for presents for his siblings. He find joy in using the rest of his money to buy presents for kids who didn't have any. This is a lovely book as you can see, from above, and perfect to start the holiday season with, to remind kids of the importance of why we give to others.

This is an updated version of the book from the same author, from 2007, with illustrations by a different illustrator..

About the Author
Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 400 books and still can’t believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. She and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they’re blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.
About the Illustrator
Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Bad DogMarley and A Very Marley Christmas.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like such a cute book I just love picture books especially Christmas ones.


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