In this modern-day story, Nick is a young boy who is going Christmas shopping with his dad. He’s not real excited about getting something for others; in fact he’s hoping there is money left over so he can get something for himself. As he is wandering around the store, he hears someone say his name. It’s a mall Santa who is telling the story of a boy named Nick. This is the same Nick who would grow up to be St. Nicholas.
Nick’s parents loved God and taught him to do so as well. They were also wealthy. When they died, Nick was still young. He realized that God had a plan for him–to give his money away to those in need. He did that secretly, including to some girls who needed the money for their dowries, and he threw the money in through their chimney!
I enjoyed reading The Legend of St. Nicholas. The story was cute–how the modern day Nick learns about the 4th Century Nick and decides that he wants to be like him and be generous as well! I also loved the illustrations. The book is filled with beautiful paintings by Richard Cowdrey, and it was fun to see the snowy owl which appeared on many of the pages!
(Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to give this honest review. This post also contains affiliate links.)