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  • Author:
    L. Frank Baum,Alex Robinson
  • ISBN:
    0061782408
  • ISBN13:
    978-0061782404
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    It Books (November 3, 2009)
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    72 pages
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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, andevery one is as busy as can be from one year's end to another

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, andevery one is as busy as can be from one year's end to another. It is called the Laughing Valley because everything there is happyand gay.

First published in 1904, A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz, describes the action of some uncommon events in the land of Santa. Not far from the Laughing Valley where Santa and all his magical helpers live, and beyond the Forest of Burzee, there stands a huge mountain that contains the Cave of Demons. Each demon has a specialty: Selfishness, Envy, Hatred, Malice, and Repentance. Because the promise of Santa puts all girls and boys on their best behavior, the demons have hardly any visitors to their caves

As for "A Kidnapped Santa Claus" it was a fine book that followed the publication of "Oz" 4 years earlier and definitely worth a. .A Kidnapped Santa Claus by Frank L Frank Baum is a cute but somewhat hokey Christmas tale.

As for "A Kidnapped Santa Claus" it was a fine book that followed the publication of "Oz" 4 years earlier and definitely worth a read. 2 people found this helpful. I hokey-ness is redeemed by the charm and cleverness that bomb brings to his works.

A Kidnapped Santa Claus" is a Christmas-themed short story by American writer L. Frank Baum; it has been called "one of Baum's most beautiful stories" and constitutes an influential contribution to the mythology of Christmas.

Santa Claus lives in the Laughing Valley, where stands the big, rambling castle in which his toys are manufactured. 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

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 year's end to another. 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. The Caves of the Daemons are five in number.

A Kidnapped Santa Claus book. Excellent graphic adaptation of a little-known short story by L. Frank Baum

A Kidnapped Santa Claus book. Frank Baum. Alex Robinson expands on the story considerably, fleshing out some characters, adding others, and updating the whole thing in a way that brings it into the 21st century while still remaining true to the spirit and joy of the original. Highly enjoyable, highly entertaining.

Book from Project Gutenberg: A Kidnapped Santa Claus Library of Congress Classification: PZ Library of Congress .

Book from Project Gutenberg: A Kidnapped Santa Claus Library of Congress Classification: PZ Library of Congress Classification: P.

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Harper Collins released this small hardcover graphic novel based on L. Frank Baum's original book, A Kidnapped Santa Claus, adapted by Alex Robinson(Box Office Poison)

Harper Collins released this small hardcover graphic novel based on L. Frank Baum's original book, A Kidnapped Santa Claus, adapted by Alex Robinson(Box Office Poison). The book was a followup to Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus which told Santa's origins.

First published in 1904, "A Kidnapped Santa Claus" by L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz, describes the action of some uncommon events in the land of Santa. Not far from the Laughing Valley where Santa and all his magical helpers live, and beyond the Forest of Burzee, there stands a huge mountain that contains the Cave of Demons. Each demon has a specialty: Selfishness, Envy, Hatred, Malice, and Repentance. Because the promise of Santa puts all girls and boys on their best behavior, the demons have hardly any visitors to their caves. In order to remedy their dismal foot traffic, they conspire to kidnap Santa! But oh! even when it looks as if the demons might win, one can never underestimate the power of devoted (and magical!) friends.

Adapted by Alex Robinson, author of several graphic novels, the action and menace of the tale will be enhanced and lightly spoofed. It seems a most appropriate treatment of Baum's work -- he was an author who often let his profound and unsettling meanings roil beneath the surface of his otherwise fanciful stories.


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"And all because of this person they call Santa Claus!" exclaimed the Daemon of Envy. "He is simply ruining our business, and something must be done at once." Enjoyable tale full of mystical creatures (reminiscent of those type found in the Oz books) as Santa is kidnapped by the evil Daemons and an army of knooks, dainty ryls, pixies, gnomes and nymphs march to the rescue! Book begins with a very good, short biography of the author before launching into the story, which I truthfully found interesting in and of itself as I had know idea prior how many great ideas Baum had only for them to falter as a result of being before the times or otherwise poorly planned. Of course, once "The Wizard of Oz" was published there was no looking back on success from that time forward. As for "A Kidnapped Santa Claus" it was a fine book that followed the publication of "Oz" 4 years earlier and definitely worth a read.

From this Thanksgiving to Christmastime I will only be reviewing Holiday books for your reading pleasure before drastically scaling back my reviews, so until such a time have a very, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Legend 33
This is a simplification of Baum's original work and not so much an adaptation. It lacks the endearing old-time flow and pace of Baum's better-known works such as his 'Wizard of Oz" series. Yet, there are some symbols that are worth our imagination and thought. For instance, the five daemons who kidnapped Santa Claus reflect human nature. These daemons want to stop Santa from bringing so much happiness to children. They are Selfishness, Envy, Hatred, Malice, and Repentance. Repentance? He seems the antithesis of the others. And that's where this story has good good deep intrigue.

How does Santa escape? What happens to these kidnappers? Your imagination is free to make your own story.
Azago
This book is the next addition to the Life Adventures of Santa Clause book, which is a good old favorite from the 80's. It tells the continued story of Santa Clause and his battle with monsters.
It brings me back to my childhood when I would watch the Rankin Bass claymation movie of the original book. I read both books to my nieces around Solstice
Avarm
Santa and his helpers are preparing for Christmas when all of a sudden something happens, the Daemons of Selfishness, Envy, Hatred, Malice, and Repentance have plotted to delay Santa journey. Find out what occurs and if Christmas can be saved.

This story written by the author of OZ is imaginative, well written, and has a moral to its tale. Wonderful for all ages.
Hellblade
I've read several of the Wizard of Oz stories written by Baum, but hadn't even heard of this one.
It tells of 5 demons (alt sp Daemons) so jealous of the happiness Santa brings that they decide to stop him.
What happens next is wonderful!
kinder
A Kidnapped Santa Claus by Frank L Frank Baum is a cute but somewhat hokey Christmas tale . I hokey-ness is redeemed by the charm and cleverness that bomb brings to his works.
Cordann
this book is based in old Anglo Saxon and Norse lore,and shows a different angle of how Santa is viewed by bad and by good people.
Of course as expected, everything ends well, and we feel happy after reading this story.Santa Claus is Mankind's hero- in the western world anyways.
I enjoyed reading this book, and I learned more than I ever knew about Baum. It was an easy read that did not disappoint. Give it a try if you like Baum's work.