From his very first day of life, when he rises from his bath to pray to God, it is clear that Nicholas is a miraculous child with a spiritual destiny As he grows he is deeply saddened by the sickness, suffering, and death that he witnesses every day Looking to use his special gifts to affect change in the often desperate world around him, Nicholas dedicates his life to wFrom his very first day of life, when he rises from his bath to pray to God, it is clear that Nicholas is a miraculous child with a spiritual destiny As he grows he is deeply saddened by the sickness, suffering, and death that he witnesses every day Looking to use his special gifts to affect change in the often desperate world around him, Nicholas dedicates his life to worshiping the Lord and helping those in need Through his good works, Nicholas becomes the youngest man to ever become a bishop and the patron saint of seafarers, children, and prisoners He performs than twenty miracles, including bringing those wrongly killed back to life and going to people in need as an apparition, providing solace and inspiration In The Legend of Saint Nicholas, Demi describes pivotal events in the history and life of the saint, weaving a rich tapestry of luminous imagery into the story of his connection with Christmas and our modern day Santa Claus Demi s gilded artwork brings Nicholas to life in a way sure to mesmerize readers new to the story of this fascinating and important historical figure.
The Legend of Saint Nicholas From his very first day of life when he rises from his bath to pray to God it is clear that Nicholas is a miraculous child with a spiritual destiny As he grows he is deeply saddened by the sickness
While I greatly enjoyed this picture book biography of St Nicholas, it seems to be a mixture of fact and folklore Also, the prayer of Saint Nicholas, on the last page and back of the book, ascribes to Nicholas the role of intercessor, whereas that role is the role of the Savior, Jesus Christ alone.
This has got to be one of my least favorite Demi books The story was interesting enough, but her pictures were too small, confusing, and just not as stunning as I ve seen in her other books Disappointing.
In the book, the author states that Throughout the world today, whether he goes by the name of St Nicholas, Sinter Klaas or Santa Claus, this figure who shows in enormous generosity, a love of children, deep care for the poor and needy and a completely selfless nature is considered to embody the spirit of Christmas of the true spirit of the Lord No Saint Nicholas name is Saint Nicholas While the Santa Claus myth may have arisen from Saint Nicholas, they are not one in the same Just as my daughte [...]
12 10 I love books by Demi And I love books on the saints But I did not enjoy this book as much as I had hoped The art is stunning, as always But, I did not buy the story of St Nicholas standing in the tub, one day old to pray Nor did I buy the story of his fasting even as a nursing toddler I do not appreciate overly pious, almost mythical, portrayals of saints Then, when there are true miracles, like Cupertino levitating, one tends to discard them in the same camp as all these other claims I di [...]
This is not as one might be expecting the true story behind jolly St Nick who would one day be transformed and reiterated as Santa Claus It s of the myth behind the myth Which at first frustrated me, as I had read with genuine curiosity about the historical Saint Nicholas But upon reflection, I like the idea of there being myths within myths A true hall of mirrors, this As soon as he was born, Nicholas showed amazing and miraculous powers On his very first day, he stood up in his bath and praye [...]
Now that Logan knows there s no jolly, fat, Coca Cola style Santa, he is interested in how the myth of Santa came about I can t say that I liked this version and L wasn t taken by the medieval style illustrations, which were mostly small, underwhelming, and not the quality I expected from Demi It presents the life of Saint Nicholas who was a real life Bishop during the middle ages as though the mythology that sprung up around him that at one day old he stood and prayed to god that he refused to [...]
The feast day for Nicholas is December 6 What is actually known about Nicholas is that he was a Bishop in Myra, a seaport town in southwest Turkey in the fourth century From the fact rise numerous legends This picture book tells those legends The picture on the page match the text The legends include Nicholas placing bags of money in the shoes of a poor man who had no dowry money for his three daughters saving sailors from a storm and, reconstituting the bodies of boys who had been sliced up by [...]
Demi always provides an interesting read, and always educational, just sometimes a little bit long for my 5 yr old He s an advanced reader, but Demi uses some words that are a little big, and sometimes clutters up the story with names and dates, I m not sure any kid will remember Overall, though, still very enjoyable and the illustrations are superb A great addition to any lesson on their topic, Demi s books are probably for older children, perhaps 2nd grade and up Definitely a stand alone reade [...]
Fall 2015 the stories work well with kindergarten Sunday School, but are beyond Ben Read maybe half of the text, looked at the pictures.December 2016 Ben grasped of the story this year, especially the coins and the stocking as well as St Nicholas childhood, but I didn t read all of the stories and edited others a bit.December 2017 used for Sunday School I skipped the kids about to get eaten story and they were fascinated.
This is a terrible book it is full of exaggerations and lies Example he stood up when he was one day old and prayed to God in his bathtub, he preferred to pray instead of being nursed, when older he flew in the sky to help soldiers and was able to calm a storm hey, wasn t that Jesus who calmed a storm Again, my adviceip this book.
It is hard to categorize this as strictly non fiction, when I found some descriptions of Saint Nicholas s childhood too fantastical to be believed However, it probably is very similar to other stories of saints written by believers The pictures are pretty, in a very Catholic sort of way with gold inlay and halos.
I think this is a nice starter book for those who wish to learn about Saint Nicholas It has the basic details of his life and things he had done I like that the author doesn t separate Santa Claus from Saint Nicholas Santa is Saint Nicholas after all, just known by a different name and a bit fantasy magical bit added to his story.It was a nice book.
In conjunction with Story of the World, Vol IIand read with St Nicholas by Ann TompertNice to read both and the see the similarities and differences to underline the fuzzy boundaries between historical facts and legends Even after reading these books B does not seem to show any doubts about Santa I liked the illuminated mosiac style of art in this book.
The artwork isn t as impressive in this tale as others I have read although the bar has been set very high , and I can t say that I m extremely interested in the lives of saints Interesting background to Santa Claus, though, and settled some questions Boyfriendly and I had.
Children s book about the historical saint Pretty fun and simple, nice drawings by the author.
Interesting pictures with almost a gold leaf over some of them Touches on quite a few miracles that St Nicholas did Neat images of all nationalities of Saint Nicholas on the end papers.
The illustrations were not good and the text felt ultra zealous
This book really tells you how we got a Santa Claus It was interesting learning what the person Saint Nicholas did for us to celebrate his thing on or around Christmas time.
Includes the birth to death of St Nicholas, including several of his miracles Also has the prayer of St Nicholas Very informative but too dry for my very young children.
The illustrations are lovely.