Thursday, December 18, 2014

Review: The Legend of St. Nicholas by:Dandi Daley Mackall

The Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christmas Giving
About the Book:
In The Legend of St. Nicholas, the new artwork, created by Marley and Me illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, captivates audiences and tells the story of a young man named Nicholas, who was moved by the plight of the poor and needy. Nicholas spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving gifts on Christmas Eve to remind people of the greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ. This gentle Christmas book introduces the original St. Nicholas and offers inspiration for readers to become cheerful givers themselves. The final pages in the book include fun Father Christmas traditions in other lands.

About the Author:
Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 450 books. She still can’t believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. Dandi and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they’re blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats.

My Review:
 The Legend of St. Nicholas, is a delightful children's book about the joy of Christmas giving. As other books in this series, this book is telling of the actual legend of the big guy as well as a story about this young boy, Nick. Nick has trouble with the whole idea of giving without expecting anything in return. Trouble, that is until he overhears a story being told about Saint Nicholas. After hearing this story, it changes Nick's heart and provides him with a giving heart for others just like that of Saint Nicholas.

 Christmas is a good time to remind us of others that don't have the things that we do and showing them love at this time of the year is a very rewarding notion that springs forth many benefits. We should do this year around but not everyone sees it that way. But as long as they remember at least once a year, not all is lost. A beautiful written book with gorgeous illustrations!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the Z Blog Squad.