Letters From Father Christmas

Letters From Father Christmas

Book - 1999
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A new lavish, complete edition of Tolkien's famous illustrated letters from 'Father Christmas', including previously unpublished extracts and pictures. 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 strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone 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 Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and 'authenticity' of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1999
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780261103856
Branch Call Number: 826 TOL
Characteristics: 128 p. :,col. ill., col. facsims. ;,28 cm


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Nov 27, 2016

Lovely little book compiled of letters from Santa that Tolkien wrote to his children every year. I loved the illustrations that were included. This is a great book to pick up and read for a few minutes every day during the Christmas season.

Dec 19, 2015

These letters are amazing. They are full of fun, humour and magic. The drawings are wonderful as well. I can imagine the excitement of children as they found these personal letters from Father Christmas. What a wonderful tradition.

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