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Letters From Father Christmas [Hardcover]

By J.R.R. Tolkien (Author)
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Pages   28
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.6" Width: 8.7" Height: 0.62"
Weight:   0.84 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 1995
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin
Age  4-8
ISBN  0395741327  
EAN  9780395741320  
UPC  046442741323  

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Item Description...
This sumptuous gift book originates from the beautiful letters and drawings that J.R.R. Tolkien, in the guise of Father Christmas, sent to his children over a twenty-year period. Including previously unpublished illustrations, facsimiles, and text, the letters tell the story of life at the North Pole, the mischievous North Polar Bear, the helpful Ilbereth the elf, and the adventures they share between Christmases. As well as beautifully reproduced pictures, the book features ten envelopes containing ten pull-out letters and pictures for readers to read, hold, and enjoy. The pull-outs are facsimile extracts of the original letters, with a simple "translation" on the back to help those who have trouble deciphering Father Christmas's shaky handwriting. An ideal Christmas gift, perfect for reading aloud to children yet collectible for adults, this enchanting book will bring Father Christmas to a whole new generation of readers.

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More About J.R.R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. After serving in World War I, he embarked upon a distinguished academic career and was recognized as one of the finest philologists in the world. He was a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, a fellow of Pembroke College, and a fellow of Merton College until his retirement in 1959. He is, however, beloved throughout the world as the creator of Middle-earth and author of such classic works as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. He died on September 2, 1973, at the age of eighty-one.

J. R. R. Tolkien was born in 1892 and died in 1973.

J. R. R. Tolkien has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Histories of Middle-Earth
  2. History of Middle-Earth (Hardcover)
  3. History of Middle-Earth (Paperback)
  4. History of Middle-Earth; The History of the Lord of the Ring
  5. History of the Lord of the Rings; The History of Middle-Eart
  6. Lord of the Rings
  7. Lord of the Rings (Audio)
  8. Lord of the Rings (Hardcover)
  9. Lord of the Rings (Promotional Product)
  10. Sauron Defeated
  11. Senor de los Anillos

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Beautiful Book  Jan 27, 2008
This book is appealing from many perspectives: historic, artistic, and emotional. The content is intimate "letters from Father Christmas" written by Tolkien to his children for some 20 years. The letters and envelopes have beautiful color illustrations done by Tolkien, and are shown in detail in the book. You can not help but feel like one of Tolkien's children, and marvel at the subtle grandeur of this simplest of gifts.
Start a new Christmas tradition with your own children  Dec 5, 2007
We bought the edition for our son (now in college) that has the hand-written facsimile leters, each in its own envelope, which is itself a facsimile, complete with Tolkien's hand-drawn illustrations and fake postage. For several years, we would read one of the letters each night before bed for the last few weeks before Christmas. While this edition is missing several of the letters that later editions include, we loved being able to pull the facsimiles out of their envelopes and read them as if they really were letters from Father Christmas. I don't think the other editions include the envelopes and letters. You don't need me to tell you what a great storyteller Tolkien was, but the stunning beauty of the physical book is what stands out for me. I can't wait to have grandchildren I can share it with! As for my son, it opened the door to Tolkien for him.
Not Free SF Reader  Sep 3, 2007
A sweet, very clever idea that the John Ronald Reuel Tolkien fellow
came up with to amuse his daughter. Definitely an interesting book for
little kids, old funny looking spidery handwriting, and all. I suppose
they probably rerelease this every year, with how popular he became

You don't know what you're missing  Jan 11, 2007
I am a big Tolkien fan but this book was new to me. It was a thrill to find and a thrill to read. I started over 20 years ago giving a Christmas book to my mother in November. I search for something special every year and the names on my Christmas book list keep growing. (I like to think it's because of my inspired choices.) LETTERS FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS has zoomed to the top of the list. The title doesn't do it justice. It is a marvelous story about Father Christmas, elves, polar bears, goblins and adventure. It also combines a family story and reflects a marvelous and moving sense of place and time. Pure genius. Get it for everyone on your list.
Santa Letters - Letters From Sweden  Dec 3, 2005
Heartwarming, inspiring, uplifting. I also recommend a service that sends Santa letters from Sweden (but return address reads: North Pole).


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