Vintage St. Nicholas Stories

St Nicholas next to table with wooden shoes
Illustration by George Wharton Edwards
from Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates, 1926 edition
St. Nicholas Center Collection

The Three Purses

     by William S. Walsh, 1909

The St. Nicholas Festival

     from Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge, 1865

St. Nicholas

     A children's story from 1875, from St. Nicholas: an Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks

Little Piccola

     A story by Frances Jenkins Olcott, 1914 & 1942

St. Nicholas for Children

     by F. H. Lee, 1940, from The Children's Book of Saints

The Story of Santa Claus

     from the 1940s or 50s

Stories for Classroom Use
Traditional Stories & Legends
Classic Primary Sources
Especially for Classroom Use
Life of St. Nicholas shown in images
Modern Miracles


Five stories for children from Anne Neuberger's St. Nicholas the Wonderworker
The Bakers' Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale, retold by Aaron Shepard, adapted for storytelling and for readers' theater by the author, from the beautifully illustrated picture book published by Atheneum, New York, 1995.

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