Nicholas Nickleby (The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby) Nicholas Nickleby is the hero and title character of Charles Dickens 1838 novel. In the preface to his novel, Dickens writes: "There is only one other point, on which I would desire to offer a remark. If Nicholas be not always found to be blameless or agreeable, he is not always intended to appear so. He is a young man of an impetuous temper and of little or no experience; and I saw no reason why such a hero should be lifted out of nature." Nicholas is a young man, born to a poor family in Victorian society, who is forced to support his mother and sister after his father dies. Nicholas the hero confronts a large and varied cast of characters as we follow him on his comical and satirical adventures. Punishing wickedness, befriending the helpless, strutting the stage, and falling in love, Nicholas shares some of Dickens’ energy and earnestness as he faces the pressing issues of early Victorian society.
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Ghost of Nicholas Greebe (Tony Johnston) - Nicholas Greebe returns to haunt the farm where his bones were laid to rest because a little dog has run off with one of them. The ghost searches and searches for the bone, but it’s taking a journey with the dog on board a sailing ship. One hundred years pass and an odd twist of fate returns the bone to the farm and at last Nicholas Greebe can rest peacefully. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Good as Goldie (Margie Palatini) - Goldie is a good girl. She has a new baby brother, Nicholas, who doesn't do a great number of things as well as Goldie, because he's little - and Goldie is BIG!. Recommended for age 3-6.
Princess Test (Gail Levine) - In The Princess Test, King Humphrey has decided it's time for his son, Prince Nicholas, to marry. But he must make sure the bride is a real princess. So he devises a series of princess tests, designed to weed out the phonies and the fakes. Meanwhile, Nicholas has fallen in love with Lorelei, a mere blacksmith's daughter. She's no princess, but he wants to marry her all the same—how will she ever pass the terrible tests? Recommended for ages 4-8.
Stowaway (Karen Hesse) - It is known that in the summer of 1768, Captain James Cook sailed from England on H.M.S Endeavour, beginning a three-year voyage around the world on a secret mission to discover an unknown continent at the bottom of the globe. What is less known is that a boy by the name of Nicholas Young was a stowaway on that ship. Newbery winner Karen Hesse re-creates Cook's momentous voyage through the eyes of this remarkable boy, creating a fictional journal filled with fierce hurricanes, warring natives, and disease, as Nick discovers new lands, incredible creatures, and lifelong friends.. Recommended for ages 10+
Famous People Named Nicholas - Nicholas I (Emperor of Russia); Nicholas Romanov (last Emperor of Russia)
Famous People who Named their Son Nicholas - Bridget Bardot (actress); Chris Evert (tennis player); Danielle Steel (author); Dudley Moore (actor); Ed Begley Jr. (actor); Gena Rowlands (actress); Gene Simmons (musician); Jean-Claude Van Damme (actor); Joe Montana (football player); John Cassavettes (director); Judith Krantz (author); Marilu Henner (actress); Mel Brooks (director); Phil Collins (musician); Rob Reiner (director); Sylvia Plath (author); Tony Blair (former Prime Minister); Tony Curtis (entertainer); Vanna White (TV personality)
Nicholas I of Russia (6 Jul 1796 - 2 Mar 1855) - Nicholas I was the Emperor of Russia from 1825 until 1855, known as one of the most reactionary of the Russian monarchs. On the eve of his death, the Russian Empire reached its historical zenith spanning almost 8 million square miles. In his capacity as the emperor he was also the King of Poland and the Grand Duke of Finland.
Nicholas II of Russian (18 May 1868 - 17 Jul 1918) - Born Nikolay Romanov, Nicholas II was the last Emperor of Russia. His reign saw Imperial Russia go from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to a complete economic and military collapse. As head of state, he approved the Russian mobilization of August 1914, which marked the first fatal step into World War I and thus into the demise of the Romanov dynasty less than four years later. He abdicated following the February Revolution of 1917 during which he and his family were imprisoned. He, his wife, son and four daughters (one of whom was Anastasia, thought to have survived) were murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918. Today, they are all considered martyrs and have been canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church.
St. Nicholas (3rd and 4th Century) - St. Nicholas was a 4th century bishop in the town of Myra (present day Turkey). Despite all the legends that surround him, nothing factual is known for certain. He performed many good deeds and was a friend to the poor and helpless. Myths and legends soon sprang up around him. He could supposedly calm the raging seas, rescue desperate sailors, help the poor and downtrodden, and save children. He was soon named as the patron saint of sailors. The most famous legend, of course, comes to us via the Dutch – where he is known as Sinterklaas. Two weeks before St. Nicholas’ traditional birthday (December 6th), he arrives to the Netherlands by way of steamboat from Spain, along with a couple helpers. At night, he tramps across the countryside wearing his red mantle, his tall hat, his golden staff and his long white beard with his book that lists all the good and bad children. From his bag, he disperses the gifts and candy to only the good children. St. Nicholas has also become the patron saint of children.