A Kidnapped Santa Claus

A Kidnapped Santa Claus

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.

Title:A Kidnapped Santa Claus
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780061782404
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    A Kidnapped Santa Claus Reviews

  • Melki

    When the Big Man is kidnapped by cave daemons, it's up to a fairy, a pixie, and a sort of goat-like thing to save Christmas.This b&w graphic novel, based on a story by L. Frank Baum, offers the same o...

  • Derek Emerson

    The publisher HarperCollins has created a new imprint called It Books to capture the popular culture audience, so it is no surprise they would release three graphic novel representations of three Chri...

  • Sherri

    It was a cute story, but my least favorite out of his other books that I've read. I think that the Daemons should have been mentioned in the first book for there to be a smooth transition into a seque...

  • Blake Petit

    Excellent graphic adaptation of a little-known short story by L. Frank Baum. Alex Robinson expands on the story considerably, fleshing out some characters, adding others, and updating the whole thing ...

  • Emily

    A cute, quick read. The story teaches a lesson with strong characters leading the way. ...

  • Olivia Rosaria

    This story was far too short and seemed to be lacking a middle, it jumped from setting the scene to simply ending. It also lacked an overall message for children to take away from the story. ...

  • Alana

    Omg love it Santa is my baby and this story is about me kidnaping him...

  • Brian Manville

    Two years after writing "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus", L. Frank Baum wrote this follow-up story. In it, Santa Claus is still making toys at his home in the Laughing Valley. While everyone a...

  • Carol

    A Kidnapped Santa Claus is a little-known story written by L. Frank Baum, who is the author of the Wizard of Oz. The book is a graphic novel of the story. It is about Santa Claus who is kidnapped by t...

  • Shqiponja Alshiqi

    As Hana said "it was very basic" lol anyways i think i would have enjoyed it if i had read the Wizard of Oz, i had to research a lot of stuff....