Friday, 7 December 2018

Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien {Books 4 Christmas}

A few years back our family went on an odessy journey with Mr Bilbo Baggins curtesy of J.R.R. Tolkien. I was admiring a beautifully illustrated version of The Hobbit when my friend showed me the cutest book with real pull out Letters from Father Christmas.  I couldn't resist adding this book to my Christmas collection. Sadly this version is out of print however there are paperback and hardback editions still in print today to delight children of every age.

Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien {Books 4 Christmas}

 Letters From Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Format Paperback | 160 pages 
  • Dimensions 129 x 198 x 13mm | 330g 
  • Publication date 01 Oct 2009 
  • Publisher HarperCollins 
  • Language English Edition statement Enhanced edition 
  • Illustrations note 60 col illus 
  • ISBN10 0007280491 
  • ISBN13 9780007280490 
  • Author - J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Edited - Baillie Tolkien
Tolkien's complete Father Christmas letters, including a new introduction and rare archive materials. 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.

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