Reviews for Legends of Santa Claus

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2001 Spring
This collection of Santa lore traces his probable beginning from Roman times as one of the gift-giving Magi and continues through early European incarnations. The book focuses on his Americanization, including media presentations, films, and popular songs. Many black-and-white illustrations show Santa's changing depictions. Though for young adult readers, the book coyly avoids the issue of who brings the presents. Bib., ind. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Guide Reviews