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Letters from Father Christmas

Letters from Father Christmas (Paperback, Enhanced edition)

By Tolkien, J. R. R.

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This revised edition of Tolkien's famous illustrated letters from 'Father Christmas' includes extracts and pictures not included in the original publication 25 years ago. Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R.Tolkien's children. Ins...ide 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.To complement the timeless charm of the letters and their accompanying pictures, this new hardback edition features a delightfully "classic" dust-jacket, with the inclusion of every one of the delightful letters and pictures that Tolkien sent to his children.
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ISBN 9780007280490
Released NZ 13 Nov 2009
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, Enhanced edition
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ISBN-13 9780007280490
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Released 13 Nov 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Enhanced edition
Edition Enhanced edition
Author(s) By Tolkien, J. R. R.
Category Christmas Books (Kids)
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 823.912;823.912
Weight 330g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile