Ron Ransom returns to the North Pole in his latest carving book on Santas. Here, through detailed instructions, step-by-step color photographs, and clear patterns, anyone can learn to carve the traditional holiday figure using simple hand tools. Painting techniques are also described in full, along with tips on "antiquing" your Santas, and many carving and painting hints on how to make small improvisations on the projects to make them all unique. Some of the Santas included here are a torch-bearing "Olympic" Santa, a Santa on skis, and a Santa with snowman. A color gallery at the end of the book shows the finished results in detail. Ron's latest look at St. Nick is a great way to get creative for the holidays, whether you are just learning or are an old hat at carving.