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Jgrace | 2809 comments Letters from Father Christmas by J.R.R. Tolkien
Letters From Father Christmas - Tolkien
Audio performance by Derek Jacobi, John Moffatt, Christian Rodska
4.5 stars

I found this picture book at a used bookstore years ago. It is a collection of ‘letters’ from Father Christmas, created by Tolkien for his own children. The letters give a chatty picture of a north pole very different from the stereotypical American Santa Claus. While my own children never took to this version of the jolly old elf, it did inspire my husband to write some similarly detailed letters from Santa to our daughter when she was young.

In my opinion, Tolkien’s own detailed watercolor illustrations are, the best part of the collection. I enjoyed this audio production with the very famous voices, but it inspired me to take the book off the shelf to enjoy the pictures one more time.


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 5788 comments Oh ... I'll have to look for this.


message 3: by Jgrace (last edited Jan 04, 2018 09:04AM) (new)

Jgrace | 2809 comments Book Concierge wrote: "Oh ... I'll have to look for this."

It isn't exceptional artwork, but the pictures have lots of tiny whimsical details.


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I loved this book! One of my favorite holiday reads!


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