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Letters from Father Christmas

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Tolkien's magical North Pole tales delight all ages.

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A delightful compilation of letters Tolkien wrote to his young children growing up as Father Christmas and his adventures in the North Pole.

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LETTERS FROM FATHER CHRISTMAS is a treat for readers of all ages. Young ones will savor hearing these stories read aloud, and teens and adults who delight in J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative work will enjoy seeing the North Pole through his unique lens. (There's even a goblin alphabet and a bit of elvish writing.) The letters are tender and warmhearted. And they're surprisingly funny, even when -- or especially when -- Polar Bear gets into mischief. Polar Bear often adds his own merry notes, disputing Father Christmas' version of events or embellishing a tale.
The letters are reprinted as text, making them easy to read aloud. Many of the letters are reproduced, and elements of artwork further illustrate the tales. This is a book to treasure together, and may be particularly comforting for children nearing the end of their own "stocking days." It's just as magical for grownups, who will appreciate the creativity and witty humor.

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