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Letters From Father Christmas
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date November 15, 2004
Pages 111
Binding Paperback
Edition Revised
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618512652
ISBN-10 0618512659
Dimensions 0.25 by 7.25 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $21.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The fanciful letters from 'Santa Claus' that J. R. R. Tolkien wrote to his children at Christmas time celebrate the wild imagination and creative vigor of the fantasy writer as he used his talents to entertain the young. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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 painting. The letters were from Father Christmas.

They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone North 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, and many more.

No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by Tolkien’s inventiveness in this classic holiday treat.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780261103863 Book cover for 9780395741320 Book cover for 9780618009374
 
With J. R. R. Tolkien | 25 edition from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (October 1, 2008)
9780261103863 | details & prices | 112 pages | 8.00 × 10.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $23.15
About: This revised edition of Tolkien's famous illustrated letters from 'Father Christmas' includes extracts and pictures not included in the original publication of 25 years ago.
With Baillie Tolkien (other contributor) | Rev sub edition from Houghton Mifflin (December 20, 1999)
9780618009374 | details & prices | 157 pages | 9.00 × 11.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 2.00 lbs | List price $20.00
About: A collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole, as written by the author to his children
With Baillie Tolkien (other contributor) | from Houghton Mifflin (October 27, 1995)
9780395741320 | details & prices | 6.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 0.85 lbs | List price $19.95
About: A collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole, as written by the author to his children
Paperback
Book cover for 9780395282625 Book cover for 9780618512652
 
The price comparison is for this edition
With Baillie Tolkien | Revised edition from Mariner Books (November 15, 2004)
9780618512652 | details & prices | 111 pages | 7.25 × 9.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $21.95
About: A collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole, as written by the author to his children.
from Houghton Mifflin (October 19, 1979)
9780395282625 | details & prices | List price $4.95
About: A collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780618087846
 
With Derek Jacobi (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Houghton Mifflin (December 1, 2000)
9780618087846 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply?

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