Nicholas: A Manhattan Christmas Story
Written by Annie Carroll Moore
Nicholas is a unique character -- a strange Dutch boy -- who first appears in present-day New York on Christmas Eve looking for Christmas. Nicholas lands at the Battery with a pictorial map of the things he wants to see in New York and he sets about it without delay. He wakes up the Knickerbockers past and present, sets the stone lions in front of the Public Library roaring for a party in his honor, and flies over the rooftops with old St. Nicholas.