A classic Christmas children’s book by the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
In this timeless holiday tale for children of all ages, L. Frank Baum imagines the life of Santa Claus as only he could. From his childhood in the enchanted Forest of Burzee to his time in the Laughing Valley—where he invents the first toy as a gift for his neighbor’s child—Santa’s singular journey through life reveals how he became the iconic figure of joy and generosity we all know and love.As we travel along with him, we learn many of Santa’s secrets—from the reason he slides down chimneys to how he makes his famous annual trip around the world in a single night. We also learn the origins of popular traditions, such as decorating Christmas trees and hanging stockings. A beloved tale of fantasy, adventure, and spirit, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a truly classic piece of children’s literature.