Letters from Father Christmas
The letters were from Father Christmas.
They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how the reindeer got loose and scattered presents everywhere; how t ...more
I do recommend this edition in particular because i ...more
I hate Christmas. I am an anti-capitalist, pro-consumerist, left-wing Socialist and modern-day Christmas is one of the most abhorrent things imaginable. But this is what Christmas should be. About family, and love, and living through adversity and war, and just being Bloody Nice.
I always knew he had a great imagination, but this just proves what an excellent and determined Storyteller he was. I almost like Christm ...more
Clever, clever, Tolkien. ...more
Aqui somos prendados com um conjunto de cartas que apareciam como por magia na casa dos Tolkien entre 1920 e 1943. Pelo menos era o que parecia porque na verdade eram escritas pelo próprio Tolkien aos seus filhos fazendo-se passar pelo Pai Natal. As cartas estão recheadas de histórias incríveis protagonizadas por personagens super engraçadas que vivem no Pólo Norte. E a cereja no topo ...more
The tone and content of the letters changes over time to reflect the children growing up and incorporate aspects of their lives and things they'd written to him, but there is some continuity in the stories of what FC and his elves etc get up to. Lovely illustrations too.
There are similarities with Mervyn Peake's Letters from a Lost Uncle.
Why this is on my Favourites Shelf
The real reason I love this is ...more
The letters at the beginning are quite short, and as they get older the stories get longer and the themes darker. Each letter came with ...more
Esta recopilación me ha emocionado, en ella tenemos todas las cartas que Tolkien escri ...more
Tolkien's imagination and creativity knows no boundaries.
A neat envelope, stamp included.
The letters got more elaborate over the years, a swirly here, a curly there.
And most of the letters had a colorful drawing included.
The letters tell the story of Father Christmas and the happenings and antics of him and his friends, helpers and enemies. Polar Bear knows how to kick some Goblin ass. His nephews Paksu and Valkotukka are ...more
It's barely a mouthful, of cours ...more
This is a collection of letters that J.R.R. Tolkien wrote to his kids pretending to be Father Christmas from the North Pole. Besides, there are Polar Bears, reindeers, gnomes and goblins, and this all just created the ultimate wintery fairy-tale.
I loved this book. Even if there's still no snow in my hometown, yet, 'Letters' made me feel like White Chrsitmas has already come.
Letters from Father Christmas is a very short a ...more
His literary estate has met this demand, and one of the books that was published is a ...more
I read the letters with my (then 10-year old) daughter. She enjoyed the novelty of the b ...more
One downside for the newer version that I bought... The words of the actual letters are on different pages than the pictures, so when reading to my three year old, I have to skim the letter quickly as I turn the page to talk in length about the drawing.
First re ...more
This is one I will be encouraging my son to read
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Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English lan ...more