THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS by L. Frank Baum
IndieBound Description:Taking the beloved symbol of merriment out of his conventional trappings and into the world of imaginative folklore, Baum gives Santa Claus an exciting life. After growing up in an enchanted forest with elves and wood nymphs, evil Awgwas, and the master woodsman Ak, Claus makes his first toy, ventures out on Christmas Eve, chooses his reindeer, and starts climbing down chimneys.
My Thoughts:If you've read The Year of the Dog, you'll know I've had a bit Wizard of Oz fixation. That fixation manifested by me reading every book that Frank Baum wrote that I could get my hands on. One of those books was THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS which is a whimsical, light and fun reinterpretation of the Santa Claus myth. Some fun reading to get you in the spirit of the holidays!