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The Life of Saint Nicholas

Blechman, R. O.

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ISBN 10: 1556705069 / ISBN 13: 9781556705069
Published by Stewart Tabori & Chang, Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1996
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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[Unpaged - Approx. 140 pages] . FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER - FINE in FINE Dust Jacket. Filled with Blechman's fabulous cartoons and ingenious storytelling. Maurice Sendak touts him as a "rare artist." Wonderfull little book for all ages; great read-aloud page-turner with the kids at Christmas. Bookseller Inventory # 03313

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Title: The Life of Saint Nicholas

Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang, Edison, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Pictorial Hard Cover

Illustrator: Blechman, R. O.

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

The Life of Saint Nicholas relates in enchanting pictures and text how Saint Nicholas came to be a loving symbol of generosity throughout the world. This marvelous tale, told tongue in cheek, begins in Italy, with an ancient manuscript unearthed by a truffle farmer, and travels through time to reveal St. Nicholas' early childhood, adolescence, and coming of age in Rome. 200 + four-color illustrations.

Review:

R.O. Blechman applies his trademark scribble to the life of Saint Nicholas, who was born a Roman citizen in A.D. 314 and developed a penchant for good works as a child. Blechman's saint is of the earnest, regular-guy variety, and his generosity constantly lands him in trouble. You could imagine him stumbling into a Frank Capra movie. But the goofy illustrations by Blechman keep the proceedings sincere without ever allowing them to get too sugary.

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