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The Mole Family's Christmas

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When the Mole family finds out about Christmas and the fat man in the red suit, they ask for a telescope to help them see the stars.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 1st 1980 by Four Winds (first published 1969)
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Melanie
Feb 07, 2010 Melanie rated it really liked it
This is one of those stories from my childhood that never fail to get me in the mood for Christmas. As a child I never thought there was anything strange about this story of the moles who want a telescope from the Fat Man in the Red Suit and risk death to wait for him. Maybe I related to their glasses, having worn them since I was 3 years old. The illustrations are so cute that you'll find yourself saying, "Hey, even moles deserve a Christmas present!"
Cindy
Sep 14, 2007 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
One of my favorite books from when I was a child. We read this every Christmas. Delver is a mole who likes to daydream. One day he hears about Christmas and he suddenly wants to know more about life besides just digging tunnels. Just great.
C.
Feb 07, 2014 C. rated it it was amazing
Le Premier Nöel De La Famille LaTaupe” is one of those very special finds, in a giveaway box outside a used bookstore. Numerous times, boxes contained titles that moved me. Russell & Lillian Hobans’ 1969 animal Christmas story is such a one. I thought it might be Canadian and like a few French selections on-hand. It’s a translation of English authors but I love it. Animals follow typical roles separately from humans but speak, most of them read, and are cognisant of human activities. Moles ...more
Jeremy
Nov 27, 2015 Jeremy rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Funny stuff. I love how the mole dad does "straight mole work". A nice holiday gem lost to the sands of time. They just don't make Christmas books like they used to!
Suzanne Costigan
Dec 01, 2014 Suzanne Costigan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-books-ever
Near and dear to my heart, I have loved this book since I was a little girl. I still treasure my original copy.
Shawn Thrasher
Dec 23, 2013 Shawn Thrasher rated it it was ok
Not anywhere as charming as Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas; which I would recommend over this one. Not going to stuffing any stockings at my house.
Sally Sugarman
Dec 24, 2013 Sally Sugarman rated it it was amazing
Our family has been reading this book every Christmas since we got it back in 1969. It is a treasured tradition that has continued through children and grandchildren. Clearly, we love this book.
Karin
Dec 21, 2010 Karin rated it it was amazing
Super sweet Christmas story. Not too sappy, not a tear-jerker, but thought-provoking, cute, funny and kind. Who could go wrong with moles with telescopes?
Kristi
Dec 15, 2011 Kristi rated it it was amazing
I love this author. Discovered him through the "Frances" books. This is a great Christmas book. So witty!
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