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Letters From Father Christmas - Community Reviews back

by J.R.R. Tolkien, Baillie Tolkien
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Mary's Books
Mary's Books rated it 9 months ago
What a sweet set of letters set before during and after WWI and II. It shows how his route grew and how he is able to deliver to so many children. His life at the North Pole and North Polar Bear as a helper and how the elves started working for him. Such a fun read. I wish I had known about these wh...
Leigha's Little Library
Leigha's Little Library rated it 11 months ago
This book was very whimsical and made me feel like I was the same age as Tolkien's children and growing with them. I could almost imagine the things Tolkien wrote (as Father Christmas) were true happenings and Tolkien really was F.C., and somehow was leading two lives, one with his children and one ...
Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it 2 years ago
What a treat these letters must have been for Tolkien’s children! Father Christmas (and buddies) corresponded with them throughout their childhood, telling all about his home at the North Pole and including thrilling adventure stories of marauding goblins. Audiobook version via Audible, competentl...
darlingbooks
darlingbooks rated it 6 years ago
Absolutely wonderful and yet... Rather sad. Maybe me wish I could return to childhood or instill into the rest of the world the innocence of a child's mind... Gosh, that was maudlin. Full review to come.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, published-1976, winter-20102011, adventure, epistolatory-diary-blog, art-forms, fantasy, families, amusing, kiddlewinks, mythology, poetry, polar, teh-brillianz, war Read from November 15 to 16, 2010 Verily, I am a little cheater. Unsheathed it 'just to look at th...
michael
michael rated it 7 years ago
Reading this as an adult, what comes across most strongly is Tolkien's love and affection for his children (which is, of course, what one would expect of all parents for their children, but which sadly is not always so) and his delight in writing and drawing these little Christmas stories each year....
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 years ago
Really neat collection of letters to Tolkien's children from Father Christmas. Can see hints of LOTR and the Hobbit. Bittersweet too.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
Verily, I am a little cheater. Unsheathed it 'just to look at the format' and this is GORGEOUS. Crammed with tales, letters and pictures that JRRT has conjured up.----There are 160 pages in this edition (not the 112 in GR blurb box)----Clever people who cross-stitch will know exactly what I mean whe...
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it 12 years ago
A lovely collection of 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, but there is some continuity in the stories of what FC and his elves etc get up to. Lovely illustrations too. Best o...
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