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The Mole Family's Christmas
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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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!"
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.
“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