The true story behind the evolution of St. Nicholas to Santa Claus is perhaps at least as exciting as any fanciful tale. In Wonder Worker: The True Story of How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus, Vincent Yzermans writes a book for his grand-nephew that explains how an orphan by the name of Nicholas who lived in a small city on the Mediterranean Sea became a revered and celebrated saint, a cultural icon, and a commercial success. Nicholas quickly made a name for himself with his eloquence, intelligence and generosity.
Recognized as a miracle worker during his lifetime, he became known for helping children in need, mothers in labor, and sailors as they traversed the Mediterranean. The modern incarnation of Santa Claus, however, became popularized in the mid-19th century. Wonder Worker presents the factual history of St. Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus, in easy-to-read text with beautiful 4-colorful illustrations throughout.