On the 8th Day of Christmas my Librarian got me to read...

by Aaron Shepard

Van Amsterdam the baker was well known for his honesty as well as for his fine Saint Nicholas cookies. He always gave his customers exactly what they paid for -- not more and not less. So, he was not about to give in when a mysterious old woman comes to him on Saint Nicholas Day and insists that a dozen is thirteen!

Will the woman's curse put an end to the baker's business? Find out in this inspiring legend from Dutch colonial New York about the birth of an honored American custom.  Delightful story!