Cartas do Pai Natal
As cartas eram do Pai Natal.
Elas contavam maravilhosas histórias da vida no Pólo Norte: desde a forma como o Pai Natal preparava os brinquedos às travessuras com que o seu Urso Polar o atra ...more
I do recommend this edition in particular because i ...more
A lovely collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas ("aided" by JRRT) to Tolkien's children.
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, which I reviewed HERE.
A Bonding Book th ...more
Second read: 10th December, 2016.]
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is best known for his high fantasy series The Lord of the Rings and the pre-cursor, The Hobbit, as well as being one of the foremost respected professors on Anglo-Saxon Britain, but behind closed doors he was a wonderful father and a tremendous family man. He had four children, John, Michael, Christopher and Priscilla, and with every passing year they would receive hand-written and illustrated replies fr ...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 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
It's comprised of a series of letters Tolkien wrote to his children "from Santa." (A period of over 20 years!) He creates a very magical and well thought out North Pole, complete with Santa Claus, his helper Polar Bear, his elf secretary and more. And not just letters, but wonderful drawings and calligraphy, including an entire new alphabet, as Tolkien was so ...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
His literary estate has met this demand, and one of the books that was published is a ...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
I read the letters with my (then 10-year old) daughter. She enjoyed the novelty of the b ...more
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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