A Kidnapped Santa Claus First published in 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 whe

  • Title: A Kidnapped Santa Claus
  • Author: AlexRobinson L. Frank Baum
  • ISBN: 9780061782404
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 SelfFirst 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.

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      Alex Robinson was born in the Bronx on 8 August He grew up in Yorktown Heights, New York where he graduated high school in 1987 His first job upon graduation was washing dishes in a gourmet deli and it was while working there he decided that maybe college was a pretty good idea afterall He spent one year at SUNY Brockport and then transferred to an art school in New York City, where he majored in cartooning Among his teachers were Will Eisner, Andre LeBlanc, Sal Amendola and Gahan Wilson In his sopho year he got a job at a bookstore, where he continued to work for seven long years.After graduating from art school, Alex began doing mini comics small print run comics xeroxed and stapled by himself He soon started working on the story that would become his first graphic novel, Box Office Poison In 1996, Antarctic Press started publishing the serialized version of Box Office Poison The series ran for twenty one issues, and once the story was complete, Top Shelf Productions published the entire thing in one 608 page book Shortly after the book was published, Alex won the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition.Although Box Office Poison was nominated for several awards a Harvey, an Eisner, an Ignatz and the Firecracker book award it failed to take home a single prize Pathetic Alex bitterly got to work on a second book 2005 got off to a great start when the French translation of Box Office Poison won the prestigious Prix du Premier Album award in Angouleme, France August finally saw the release of Tricked, which Top Shelf announced was going to a second printing in November In 2006, Tricked lost the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel, but managed to win a Harvey and Ignatz Award This year also so Astiberri in Spain release both of his graphic novels in handsome, one volume editions Alex has expanded his storytelling to include fantasy, with the release of Alex Robinson s LOWER REGIONS 2007 and time travel high school in TOO COOL TO BE FORGOTTEN 2008 He currently lives in New York City with his wife Kristen and their pets, Krimpet and Wrigley.



    2 thoughts on “A Kidnapped Santa Claus

    1. 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 off-kilter charm of "A Nightmare Before Christmas," and would be great for older children and any adult with an imagination.Need more reasons to read this one?***My favorite sound effect - YOINK! appears in the book.***There is an awesome knock-down, drag-out battle scene between the daemons and [...]

    2. 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 Christmas stories While their publicity claims these are Christmas classics, few will be familiar with L. Frank Baum's "A Kidnapped Santa Claus" which is adapted here by Alex Robinson. Baum, better known for the "Wizard of Oz," created a short fable about Santa who is kidnapped in flight by the demons S [...]

    3. 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 sequel, and in the first book Claus a greed to always have the reindeer returned before morning on Christmas but that issue was not addressed in this book. :-/

    4. 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 in a way that brings it into the 21st century while still remaining true to the spirit and joy of the original. Highly enjoyable, highly entertaining.

    5. 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.

    6. 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 appears to enjoy the benefits Santa is providing the world, there are 5 notable exceptions - the demons of Hate, Envy, Selfishness, Malice and Repentance.These demons are upset that Santa Claus has deprived them of misbehaving children. While not demons in the sense of Christian cosmology, they are n [...]

    7. 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 the daemons who lived in caves of the laughing valley. They are Selfishness, Envy, Hatred, and Repentance. They devise a plan to kidnap Santa Claus on the Christmas Day so that children will not receive any presents. Their disappointment will turn into envy and hatred. When Santa’s magical friends [...]

    8. 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.

    9. I had never before read L. Frank Baum's story, which was cute, and thought-provoking, but fluffy and feel-good enough for Christmas enjoyment. I also thought Alex Robinson's art style was great, and found myself poring over the panels. A nice short read for children, or children-at-heart, at Christmastime.

    10. A kind of children's story with some heft, like a cross between Nightmare Before Christmas and the Sandman comics. Quite enjoyed it, and the graphic novel adaptation/style Robinson chose blends well with the story.

    11. A must-read for Christmas! This was originally written by Frank L. Baum, the author of the Oz booksd you see a little of the language and magic of Oz in this story. Hopefully it captures the attention of readers so they will be ready to read ALL of the Oz books because they are so great!

    12. What a clever and sweet short story. I think children of yesteryear must of been very different of those of today because all of those daemon words would be lost on most kids I know.Still, it was enchanting and I'm sure lead the groundwork for a lot of our Christmas movies we love today.

    13. What happens when Santa is captured by jealous demons? Pixies and varies to the rescue! It's silly, ridiculous, but what classic holiday tale isn't? This graphic novel version will be part of my seasonal holiday readings for many years to come :)

    14. Good read, indeed. I love Frank Baum's imaginative writing style and he pulls off yet another charming story where we find all our questions about Santa Claus answered in a truly unique way.

    15. It's a wonderful story, I wish I had first read it when I was younger. It's adorable and, though very short, leaves you with a smile when you finish it. Definitely worth a read.

    16. A pretty interesting use of metaphor that I think would be great to use in schools at Christmas time. Kind of interesting how Repentance save the day!

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