Tommy Trot's Visit to Santa Claus is a charming tale about a Virginia boy from a rich family. Tommy always gets what he wants for Christmas, but comes to find that his toys don't make him happy anymore. His friend, Johnny, is not rich, and Tommy earns a visit to Santa Claus by making him a sled. Santa teaches Tommy that true happiness comes from giving, not getting. This edition of the book contains the 14 original illustrations, rejuvenated.
About the Author
Thomas Nelson Page (April 23, 1853 – November 1, 1922) was a lawyer and American writer. He also served as the U.S. ambassador to Italy under the administration of President Woodrow Wilson during World War I. Born at Oakland, one of the Nelson family plantations, in the village of Beaverdam in Hanover County, Virginia to John Page, a lawyer and a plantation owner, and Elizabeth Burwell (Nelson). He was a scion of the prominent Nelson and Page families, each First Families of Virginia. Although he was from once-wealthy lineage, after the American Civil War, which began when he was only 8 years old, his parents and their relatives were largely impoverished during Reconstruction and his teenage years. Page wrote many novels and short stories that romanticized the condition of the South after the Civil War.