cover image Santa Who?

Santa Who?

Gail Gibbons. HarperCollins, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-688-15528-5

Turning to the legend of Santa Claus, Gibbons locates its roots in the life of a fourth-century Catholic bishop from Myra (now Turkey), then traces its development down the centuries. The art, like the text, is on the pedestrian side of sprightly--mildly jolly but superficial. Ages 5-up. (Oct.)