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Excellent Condition, previous Library book, so Dust Cover is completely protected.Small tear in

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Condition: Very Good : Split the cost with friends
A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller Notes: Excellent Condition, previous Library book, so Dust Cover is completely protected.Small tear in title page was repaired with archival tape.
ISBN-10: 0395249813 Language: English
ISBN-13: 9780395249819 Subject: Fairy Tales & Myths
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Topic: Father Christmas (Santa Claus)
Format: Book, Trade Cloth Age Level: Ages 4-8
Publication Year: 1976 Special Attributes: Illustrated
ISBN: 9780395249819

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Key Details
AuthorJ. R. R. Tolkien
Number Of Pages48 pages
Publication Date1976-10-01
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Additional Details
Number of Volumes001

Target Audience
GroupJuvenile Audience
Grade FromPreschool
Grade ToSecond Grade

Classification Method
Dewey Decimal[Fic]
Dewey Edition21

Edited byBaillie Tolkien

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An Incredibly Fascinating Find! This Hardbound Book The Father Christmas Letters is extra-special because it came from JRR Tolkein. 1976, 2nd Impression of First Edition. Very Good Condition, former Library Book. Dust Cover Protected. Year-Round.

"In America, children write letters to Santa Claus, in England, to Father Christmas. But regardless of what name they address him by, not many get letters From him. As Baille Tolkein explains in her introduction to this book, the Tolkein chidlren were luckier than most: 'To the children of JRR Tolkein, the interest and importance of Father Christmas extended beyond his filling of their stockings on Christmas Eve; for he wrote a letter to them every year, in which he described in words and pictures his house, and his friends, and the events, hilarioius or alarming, at the North pole. The first of the letters came in 1920, when John, the eldest, was three years old, and for over twenty years, through the childhoods of the three other children, Michael, Christopher, and Priscilla, they continued to arrive each Christmas. Sometimes the envelopes, dusted with snow and bearing Polar postage stamps, were found in the house on the morning after his visit; sometimes the postman brought them; and letters that the children wrote themselves vanished from the fireplace when no one was about. As time went on, Father Christmas' household became larger, and wheras at first little is heard of any one else except the North Polar Bear, later on there appear Snow-elves, Red Gnomes, Snow-men, Cave-bears, and the Polar Bear's nephews, Paksu and Valkotukka, who came on a visit and never went away. But the Polar Bear remained Father Christmas' chief assistant, and the chief cause for the disasters that led to muddles, and deficiences in the Christmas stockings; and sometimes he wrote on the letters his comments in angular capitals. Eventually Father Christmas took on as his secretary abn Elf named Ilbereth, and in the later letters Elves play an important part in the defence of Father Christmas' house and store-cellars against attacks by Goblins. In this book it has been possible to give only a few examples of Father Christmas' shaky handwriting and the decorations of the letters and the envelopes. But almost all the pictures that he sent are here reproduced and at the end is given the alphabet that the Polar Bear devised from the Goblin drawings on the walls of the caves where he was lost, and the letter he sent to the children written in it.' In these lettters address to his own children, we see the early manifestations of the imagination and humor which were to flower in all Toldien's books, from The Hobbit and Farmer Giles of Ham to The Lord of the Rings and Smith of Wootton Major. Baillie Tolkien, who edited The Father Christmas Letters, is JRR Tolkien's daughter-in-law." (sm tape to front inside page at seam bottom. Otherwise, excellent former Library Book - well protected.

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