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Letters From Father Christmas #2020

Letters From Father Christmas 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 a strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or s

  • Title: Letters From Father Christmas
  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien Baillie Tolkien
  • ISBN: 9780007205226
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • Letters From Father Christmas By J.R.R. Tolkien Baillie Tolkien, 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 a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or some sketches The letters were from Father Christmas.They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents everywhere how tEvery 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 a strange, spidery handwriting and a beautiful colored drawing or some sketches The letters were from Father Christmas.They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents everywhere how the accident prone North Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas s house 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 life and humor to the stories.This updated version contains a wealth of new material, including letters and pictures missing from early editions No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and authenticity of J.R.R Tolkien s Letters from Father Christmas

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    1. Tolkien must have been an excellent farther to his children To put so much thought and effort into the making of these letters speaks of nothing but devotion They re so well crafted by a master of the pen The calligraphy, alone, is fantastic to look at It s quite revealing too It s like a little peek into the family life of the Tolkien s, one which shows the patriarch as a kindly gentleman that he no doubt was This is a great little book I do recommend this edition in particular because it shows [...]

    2. image error A lovely collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas aided by JRRT to Tolkien s children The tone and content of the letters changes over time to reflect the children growing up and incorporate aspects of their lives and things they d written to him, but there is some continuity in the stories of what FC and his elves etc get up to Lovely illustrations too There are similarities with Mervyn Peake s Letters from a Lost Uncle, which I reviewed HERE.A Bonding Book that Made [...]

    3. First read 28th November, 2015.Second read 10th December, 2016 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is best known for his high fantasy series The Lord of the Rings and the pre cursor, The Hobbit, as well as being one of the foremost respected professors on Anglo Saxon Britain, but behind closed doors he was a wonderful father and a tremendous family man He had four children, John, Michael, Christopher and Priscilla, and with every passing year they would receive hand written and illustrated replies from Fa [...]

    4. 3.5 When I first started reading this I thought what a fantastic idea, one I wish I has thought of when my children were young Soon though I was caught up in the letters, waiting for the further adventures of polar bear and the cubs, the goblins and the old Ancient bear as well as the happenings on the North Pole We can tell as the children age and quit believing in Santa as well as insights to what is happening in the rest of the world Loved the colored pictures too.Clever, clever, Tolkien Luck [...]

    5. From the annals of one of the 20th century s greatest writers of fantasy comes this collection of letters, perfect for the holiday season A collection of letters written by Nicholas Christmas to the Tolkien children, this book is filled with the Christmas spirit and all the lovely stories that take place each year at the North Pole The letters, penned in the 1920s and 30s, introduce the children to North Polar Bear and his helpful role as Father Christmas assistant in the preparation for the gre [...]

    6. This is a beautiful book which contains all the letters JRRRRRRRRR Tolkien wrote to his children in the guise of Father Christmas from the first to his eldest son in 1920 right through to the last one he wrote to his only daughter in 1943 Each letter purports to be an account of various scrapes and adventures that happen to the man in red and his various helpers and hinderers and the lovely thing is that so totally enamoured with this correspondence were his children during their younger years t [...]

    7. In 1920 the Tolkien children started receiving letters from Father Nicholas Christmas In the letters he starts to tell his children the stories and events of that year, and what he has done There are a number of characters that surround Father Christmas, from a clumsy polar bear, elves and the battles that they have with the goblins that live in the North pole.The letters at the beginning are quite short, and as they get older the stories get longer and the themes darker Each letter came with so [...]

    8. Re Read 2017 OKAY SO IT S ADORABLE And it s written by Tolkien.That s all you need to know I loved this so much hugs book It s definitely the best Christmas book I ve read and it will for sure be something I reread again at Christmastime _ Honestly, it reminds me so much of The Hobbit, purely because of the fun characters and humor An instant Christmas favorite 3

    9. A lovely read, I would have loved to be one of Tolkien s kids leading an extensive correspondence with St Nick Sorry Dad, I love you you are the top and the uncontested uncrowned King of DIY land, but you would have never written drawn me letters pretending to be Father Christmas

    10. Quite charming collection of letters Tolkien wrote ummm I mean Nicholas Christmas wrote to Tolkien s children during the 1930s I think this would be best enjoyed with a cup of eggnog, a fireside, a hardback copy to look at the illustrations, and the audio copy to follow along with the reader.

    11. What an interesting person Mr J.R.R Tolkien was It s hard to give this anything less than 5 stars just based on the nature of this one.It s comprised of a series of letters Tolkien wrote to his children from Santa A period of over 20 years He creates a very magical and well thought out North Pole, complete with Santa Claus, his helper Polar Bear, his elf secretary and And not just letters, but wonderful drawings and calligraphy, including an entire new alphabet, as Tolkien was so fond of creati [...]

    12. Originally written by J.R.R Tolkien, this holiday treasure contains the actual series of annual letters from Father Christmas to Tolkien s children Although the first set of letters written during 1920 is quite simplistic, with each passing year the stories become creative and complex also including many fun illustrations Letters from Father Christmas eventually relates the ongoing tales of the North Polar Bear, Snow men, Snow Elves, Red Gnomes and finally the evil Goblins All good stories must [...]

    13. No creo que me haya leido un libro de tem tica navide a m s bonito que este Desprende magia y ternura, no hago m s que imaginarme las caras de los hijos de Tolkien cada vez que recib an las cartas con esas historias tan entra ables y graciosas y esos dibujos tan preciosos.Lo mejor el Oso Polar y sus tropel as DSuper recomendable Navide o 100%

    14. I m not sure what I was expecting when I started reading this collection of letters that Father Christmas wrote to the Tolkien children from the 1920s to the end of the 1930s What I discovered surprised me, and yet I couldn t help but nod my head and chuckle and think, of course, of course When the imagination behind Middle Earth meets up with the magic and lore of the North Pole, a very unique Father Christmas emerges Here we have a Father Christmas who is kind and thoughtful yet who also fends [...]

    15. Lovely book If I would ve gotten letters like these from Santa, I would ve never stopped believing as a kid So interesting to see the amount of children he writes for diminish as they grow older.

    16. As part of my 2017 challenge, I m am reading mostly books recommended or given a 5 star rating from my friends.My friend, Mary Horton, gave this book a five star rating.A sweet book, what a charming gift Tolkien gave to his children A wonderful legacy I was especially impressed by Tolkien s beautiful handwriting and lively illustrations.

    17. So, my dears, I hope you will be happy this Christmas and not quarrel, and will have some good games with your Railway all together Don t forget old Father Christmas, when you light your tree Merry Christmas Not many other books carry that amount of pure and unrestricted love in their words Letters from Father Christmas is a collection of letters that J.R.R Tolkien wrote to his children over the course of twenty years from when his oldest son John turned three until the youngest member of his fa [...]

    18. What fun it must have been to be a child of Tolkien The next best thing, in my opinion, to receiving an annual letter from Father Christmas would have been to have had a parent read this book aloud every Christmas The reader is immersed in the world of the North Pole, complete with colourful drawings of Polar Bear, the Red and Green Gnomes, and the dreaded Goblins What a delight A great little book to ignite the Christmas Spirit of young and old

    19. 4.5 StarsSo adorable.I could see this being read yearly as a family tradition It was funny and sweet and imaginative The fact that he spent so much time and effort on these letters to his children is very touching.

    20. Este libro es una aut ntica maravilla La edici n que tengo yo es de Happer Collins con tapa dura y sobrecubierta No la he encontrado aqu en GR pero estoy totalmente contenta con ella Adem s de tener la transcripci n de todas las cartas de Tolkien, tambi n las tiene escaneadas a todo color, junto con los dibujos y los sobres y de una forma qu eno parece un escaneo, sino que est s leyendo una carta original Esta recopilaci n me ha emocionado, en ella tenemos todas las cartas que Tolkien escribi a [...]

    21. Such a delightful book I had to keep myself from smiling the whole time.Tolkien s imagination and creativity knows no boundaries A neat envelope, stamp included.The letters got elaborate over the years, a swirly here, a curly there.And most of the letters had a colorful drawing included.The letters tell the story of Father Christmas and the happenings and antics of him and his friends, helpers and enemies Polar Bear knows how to kick some Goblin ass His nephews Paksu and Valkotukka are mischiev [...]

    22. Every year at Christmas time, me and my wife read a Christmas book, and this year, we chose Letter From Father Christmas by JRR Tolkien It was a fun read, but I was most impressed by the fact that Tolkien wrote a letter as Father Christmas to his kids for 13 years Not only that, he illustrated his stories, too, to give the kids a visual on what his letter was about The time and effort he must have put in to help make Christmas a little magical just goes to show that not only was Tolkien a spect [...]

    23. Read again for Christmas 2013 Tradition ____________________Another old favorite, read in 2017 to my mom during what will be, barring a miracle, her last Christmas season Polar Bear, Father Christmas, Paksu and Valkotukka, and Ilbereth are memorable and endearing characters, and Tolkien s gorgeously illustrated letters make this thin book a delight I look forward to every year.

    24. All parents put a lot of effort into ensuring the child believes in Santa Father Christmas Be it nawed carrots, sleigh bells in the garden or footprints in the snow Many children at some point receives a letter from Santa I have found memories of receiving letters sent on behalf of Santa by Nollaig his elf in the Irish postal system The excitement of actually recieving post at the age of 6 was excitement enough, that it was from the man himself blew my little mind Tolkien however took it one ste [...]

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