The Birth of Father Christmas is a warm-hearted and humorous story for whole family that tells how the Son of Pole Star became Father Christmas.
Why is Father Christmas Finnish?
Where did he come from?
Why is his suit red and has buttons of gold?
These and other secrets, such as the origins of the first Christmas Gifts from Father Christmas, are revealed in these pages.
Together with his chums, Father Christmas ventures out on his adventures in the wilds of Finnish Lapland. He guides the reader into the mysterious secrets of Finnish folklore whilst enjoying the sweet steam of the sauna bath and dining on delicious traditional Finnish dishes.
With its charming illustrations, the book explains how the Northern Lights and Shooting Stars came about, how Father Christmas revels in the peace and quiet of the fells and is fascinated by the four quite distinct seasons of the year in Finland.