The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Macmillan Collector's Library)

Author(s): L. Frank Baum

Fiction - Classics

A baby is found by wood nymphs in the forest of Burzee. They raise him as their own and give him the name Neclaus. When he grows up, Neclaus has to leave the forest so he makes a home for himself in the laughing valley of Hohaha, where he lives amongst humans for the first time. He discovers there that many children are very poor and neglected so, to cheer them up, he whittles wooden toys as gifts. Eventually he makes presents for all the children and so the story of Santa Claus is born. Fashioned as a whimsical fairy tale, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus was published in 1902, just two years after L. Frank Baum's masterpiece of the imagination, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This festive Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus features charming, original illustrations by Mary Cowles Clark and an afterword by writer and journalist Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

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A wonderfully inventive retelling of the story of Father Christmas.

Lyman Frank Baum was born in 1856 in Chittenango in the state of New York. Educated mostly at home due to ill health, he was encouraged by his wealthy father to pursue his early interests in journalism and playwriting. He started his first magazine aged fifteen, had his own theatre at twenty-four and worked for many newspapers and periodicals before turning to children's fiction. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900, was his third bestselling book in as many years, and launched the hugely successful series of 'Oz' titles. Baum continued writing for the rest of his life and died in 1919 with over one hundred books to his name.

General Fields

  • : 9781509841745
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Collector's Library
  • : 0.131542
  • : September 2017
  • : 150mm X 93mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : L. Frank Baum
  • : Hardback
  • : Main Market Ed.
  • : en
  • : [Fic]
  • : 160