Gina Cavalier's "How I Became Santa Claus" Orgin story of Santa.
Have you every wondered where Santa Claus came from? If he is a mortal man, then he once had a family and a history. Would he have to leave his family and friends to become this Guardian of Christmas, and protector of children’s dreams. What kind of sacrifices did he have to endure. This is the story of one little boy who had a big destiny. In May, 1910, in the heart of a coal miners’ town, lies a secret waiting above the ground. Nick, an eight year old boy will become the next Santa Claus, but only if he decides. You see Santa’s are not made they are born. The oracle, who plans for the historical, predicted this location for the next Santa. A workshop was created in this town, high in the mountain tops waiting for him to find his destiny, and pick up the treasured “snowman filled with sand.” You see this item in not a novelty. Every grain of sand represents a little girl or boy that Nick will help throughout the land. But, even with destiny, everyone has free will and a choice. As he ponders this decision, time is ticking away. The old Santa had to renounce his position, and without him Santa’s kingdom is vulnerable to attack by the darkness “Gieser’ ” ever desire is to wipe from existence Santa’s memory, and enslave the magical creatures. Join us on Nick’s journey, and meet all the magical creatures that help him along in making his decision. Fifty-one hand drawn illustrations tell a delightful story of hope, dreams and magic.
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