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    Letters from Father Christmas (HarperCollins Children's Books) (Paperback) By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien

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    DescriptionThe first ever B-format edition of 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. To mark ten years since the publication of the complete edition of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas in 1999, this new edition is the first time the letters have been available in B format.


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    Title
    Letters from Father Christmas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. R. R. Tolkien
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 330 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007280490
    ISBN 10: 0007280491
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y2.1
    BIC E4L: FAN
    BIC subject category V2: YFH
    DC22: 823.912
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AG
    BIC E4L: F5+
    BIC children’s book marketing category: C3N79
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415, ENGL3095
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 22400
    Libri: KIND1432, WEIH2050
    BIC subject category V2: 5AG
    BISAC V2.8: JUV037000
    Thema V1.0: YFH
    Illustrations note
    60 col illus
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J.R.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) was a distinguished academic, though he is best known for writing The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion, plus other stories and essays. His books have been translated into almost 50 languages and have sold many millions of copies worldwide.
    Review quote
    'Tolkien at his relaxed and ingenious best' The Times