Letters From Father Christmas

Paperback | November 30, 2004

byJ. R. R. Tolkien

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Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien''s children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas.
They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas''s house into the dining room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house, and many more.
No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien''s
inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.

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Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or painting. The letters were from Father Christmas.They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Nort...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:111 pages, 9.7 × 7.46 × 0.3 inPublished:November 30, 2004Publisher:Houghton Mifflin CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0618512659

ISBN - 13:9780618512652

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended My 8 year old granddaughter, who is a Tolkien fan, loved the book which I bought her for Christmas.
Date published: 2013-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book!!!! In a world where we live in such a fast paced society with electronics and texting etc. It was a pleasure to sit back and enjoy this wonderful book. The letters are from 1920-1943 and were all written for Tolkien's children at Christmas. He brings in characters such as polar bear and is two nephews, elves and goblins to make his stories more exciting. This book is a treasure to keep and re-read over again.The illustrations are delightful along with his fancy lettering with the letters. They also had a North Pole stamp on the envelope. I am so happy that they were saved and eventually put into a beautiful hardcover book. My daughters also enjoyed this book thoroughly. It's a keeper.
Date published: 2012-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tolkien + Christmastime = Brilliance Tolkien writes as Father Christmas (aka Santa Claus) to his young children... it's like he was born to play (& narrate) the role
Date published: 2008-11-30