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A Kidnapped Santa Claus

Auhtor: Lyman Frank Baum

Language: english
Published: 1904

Genres:

fiction,  fantasy,  short stories
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Review by Beth Cholette, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Kidnapped Santa Claus':

Santa Claus lives in the Laughing Valley where stands the big rambling castle in which his toys are manufactured. His workmen selected from the ryls knooks pixies and fairies live with him and every one is as busy as can be from one years end to another. On one side is the mighty Forest of Burzee. At the other side stands the huge mountain that contains the Caves of the Daemons. And between them the Valley lies smiling and peaceful. One would think that our good old Santa Claus who devotes his days to making children happy would have no enemies on all the earth and as a matter of fact for a long period of time he encountered nothing but love wherever he might go. But the Daemons who live in the mountain caves grew to hate Santa Claus very much and all for the simple reason that he made children happy. One Christmas Eve they decided to take action!

Excerpts from the Book 'A Kidnapped Santa Claus':


... their green nests. To laugh one needs to be happy to be happy one needs to be content. And throughout the Laughing Valley of Santa Claus contentment ...
... of the Daemon of Hatred is next in order, and through this one passes to the home of the Daemon of Malice-situated in a dark and fearful cave in the ...
... cause to dislike old Santa Claus, held a meeting one day to discuss the matter. I'm really getting lonesome, said the Daemon of Selfishness. For Santa ...
... Daemon. The boys and girls are never so noisy and fretful after receiving my presents, and if I can make them happy for one day in the year I am ...
... to receive money for my little gifts. But throughout all the year the children must be amused in some way, and so the toy shops are able to bring much ...
... themselves and their children unhappy. Poor things! I'd much rather help them any day than injure them. Indeed, the Daemons could not tempt old Santa ...
... whistled and shouted and cracked his whip again, he reviewed in mind all the towns and cities and farmhouses where he was expected, and figured that ...
... they were all snugly tucked underneath the seat, where the sharp wind could not reach them. The tiny immortals knew nothing of the capture of Santa ...
... asked Wisk anxiously, all the mirth and mischief banished from his wee face by this great calamity. We must go back at once and find our master, ...
... and threads and needles, which made him so provoked that he thoughtlessly called our dear Santa Claus a fraud. Had there been many such mistakes the ...
... bower of the Fairy Queen, which was located deep in the heart of the Forest of Burzee and once there, it did not take him long to find out all about ...
... their master from his enemies. It is possible that Santa Claus was not as merry as usual during the night that succeeded his capture. For although he ...
... have not visited my children. The little ones will be greatly disappointed, murmured the Daemon of Repentance, almost regretfully but that cannot ...
... of Repentance. I hope you will forgive me, said the Daemon pleadingly. I am not really a bad person, you know and I believe I accomplish a great ...
... trees they ministered to. And there were dainty ryls from the fields, each one bearing the emblem of the flower or plant it guarded. Behind these were ...
... night with his little assistants. Wisk had already rendered himself invisible and flown through the big world to see how the children were getting along ...
... Claus lives in the Laughing Valley, where stands the big, rambling castle in which his toys are manufactured. ...
... Claus, who devotes his days to making children happy, would have no enemies on all the earth and, as a matter of fact, for a long period of time he ...
... fun begins in an isolated corner of Oz, in the small country of Oogaboo. There Queen Ann Soforth musters an unlikely army and sets off to conquer ...
... find on Amazon Baum: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) The Marvelous Land of Oz (1904) Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz (1908) Ozma of Oz (1907) The Emerald ...