The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

L. Frank BAUM (1856 - 1919)

This story of Santa Claus veers away slightly from the traditional stories of his beginnings. L. Frank Baum creates a world of fantasy that surrounds Santa Claus's life. Orphaned at an infant he is found by the nymph Necile, who convinces the great Ak to allow her to raise Claus for her own. As he grows older he meets his fellow humans, and sees the neglect of children. This sets him on the path to making toys and becoming the beloved Saint Nicholas we are familiar with today. (summary by Kri)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales, Fantastic Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Childhood – Chapters 1 and 2 Kristin LeMoine
00:11:54
Play 02 Childhood – Chapters 3, 4, and 5 Kristin LeMoine
00:14:39
Play 03 Childhood – Chapters 6 and 7 Kristin LeMoine
00:14:12
Play 04 Manhood – Chapter 1 Kristin LeMoine
00:10:52
Play 05 Manhood – Chapters 2 and 3 Kristin LeMoine
00:21:16
Play 06 Manhood – Chapters 4 and 5 Kristin LeMoine
00:21:36
Play 07 Manhood – Chapters 6 and 7 Kristin LeMoine
00:25:35
Play 08 Manhood – Chapter 8 Kristin LeMoine
00:18:36
Play 09 Manhood – Chapters 9 and 10 Kristin LeMoine
00:17:41
Play 10 Manhood – Chapters 11 and 12 Kristin LeMoine
00:18:49
Play 11 Old Age – Chapter 1 Kristin LeMoine
00:16:25
Play 12 Old Age – Chapters 2 and 3 Kristin LeMoine
00:17:58