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The Baker’s Dozen
A Saint Nicholas Tale

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Here is the author note from my picture book.—Aaron

Though a number of sources were used for this retelling, the earliest and most authoritative was Myths and Legends of Our Own Land, by Charles M. Skinner, Lippincott, Philadelphia and London, 1896; reprinted by Singing Tree Press, Detroit, 1969. For inspiration and a crucial element, I am indebted to storyteller Sheila Dailey and her wonderful audio tape Stories of the Long Christmas, Rumplestiltskin Productions, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 1986.

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The Baker’s Dozen
A Saint Nicholas Tale
Told by Aaron Shepard
Illustrated by Wendy Edelson