Author Jan Britland!
Aaron Shepard's The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale.
Van Amsterdam the baker was well known for his honesty as well as for his fine Saint Nicholas cookies. He always gave his customers exactly what they paid for -- not more and not less.
Though a number of sources were used for this retelling, the earliest and most authoritative was Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, by Charles M. Skinner, Lippincott, Philadelphia and London, 1896; reprinted by Singing Tree Press, Detroit, 1969. Find out in this inspiring legend from Dutch colonial New York about the birth of an honored American custom.
Buy The Baker's Dozen by Aaron Shepard at: www.aaronshep.com/books/Baker.html
Aaron Shepard's site: www.aaronshep.com/
Reader’s Theater Edition #9 Adapted for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) by the author, from his picture book published by Atheneum, New York, 1995, and reprinted by Skyhook Press, Friday Harbor, Washington, 2010 www.aaronshep.com/rt/RTE09.html
& A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore also known as
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS was first published on December 23, 1823.
Author Jan Britland reads A Visit from St. Nicholas. This story is largely responsible for the conception of Santa Claus in the mid-nineteenth century to today.
For more on the story and author, Clement C. Moore go to:
Jan Britland is the author of Amazon's Best Selling The Adventures of Rodger Dodger Dog Children's books series. Her site: www.rodgerdodgerdog.com/
And BOOK PICKS with
author AGY WILSON:
Agy Wilson's site: www.agywilson.com/
Show site: http://jdholiday.blogspot.com
Blog Talk Radio show link: www.blogtalkradio.com/rrradio/2014/12/23/its-story-times-christmas-show-om-red-river-radio