Cover of: Letters from Father Christmas | J.R.R. Tolkien Read Online

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

  • 496 Want to read
  • ·
  • 76 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English


  • Santa Claus -- Juvenile fiction,
  • Toy and movable books -- Specimens,
  • Santa Claus -- Fiction,
  • Christmas -- Fiction,
  • Letters -- Fiction,
  • Toy and movable books

Book details:

About the Edition

A collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole. The letters were written by the author to his children.

Edition Notes

StatementJ.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Baillie Tolkien.
ContributionsTolkien, Baillie., Tolkien, J. R. R. 1892-1973.
LC ClassificationsPZ7.T5744 Fat 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination[44] p. :
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL925615M
ISBN 100395741327
LC Control Number95224701

Download Letters from Father Christmas


  A lovely collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas to Tolkien's children. The tone and content of the letters changes over time to reflect the children growing up, and Tolkien Father Christmas doesnt shy away from mentioning the horrors of the world, including war and hunger. The letters incorporate aspects of the childrens lives and things they'd written to /5.   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 told wonderful tales of /5(38). The book includes letters written, over a twenty-year span, by Tolkien, as Father Christmas to his children. During World War II there were shortages. But, . From the first note to Tolkien’s eldest son in to the final poignant letter to his daughter in , this book collects all the remarkable letters and pictures in one enchanting edition. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness of .

Published to celebrate the first ever letter from Father Christmas in , this beautiful oversized edition of Tolkiens famous illustrated letters from Father Christmas, includes a wealth of charming letters, pictures and decorated envelopes, and promises to Pages: Both Methuen Canadian editions/printing: Father Christmas Letters () is ex-library with all of the usual markings, so Good condition overall, and complete with no dust jacket as issued, and; Film Book of Lord of the Rings () book is Near Fine condition while the dust jacket is Very Good condition (mostly two tears and some overall rubbing).   Buy a cheap copy of The Father Christmas Letters book by J.R.R. Tolkien. A collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole. The letters were written by the author Free shipping over $Cited by: 3.   Parents need to know that Letters from Father Christmas is a clever collection of illustrated letters fantasist J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, created for his children. They expand on traditional stories of St. Nicholas and the North Pole, adding the accident-prone "helper" the North Polar Bear, troublesome goblins, Snowboys, and others.5/5.

A sumptuous gift book originated from the beautiful letters and drawings Tolkien, in the guise of Father Christmas, sent his children over a twenty year period. The letters tell the story of life at the North Pole, the mischievous North Polar Bear, the helpful Ilbereth the elf, and the adventures they shared between the Christmases. As well as 5/5(4).   Can you imagine writing to Father Christmas and actually getting a reply?For more than twenty years, the children of J.R.R. Tolkien received letters from the North Pole -- from Father Christmas himself! They told wonderful stories of mischief and disaster, adventures and battles: how the reindeer go. East Orange by Christmas, My Father's Love Letters from London, by John L. Kessell and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at This book is less a book and more of a collection of letters from "Father Christmas" and his silly companions to the children of the famous author J.R.R. Tolkien. The level of creativity is heart warming as the letters relate the yearly adventures of Father Christmas and his helpers as they prepare to make their great gift deliveries, most.