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Letters from Father Christmas Centenary Edition

Author : J.r.r. Tolkien
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Published to celebrate the first ever 'letter from Father Christmas' in 1920, this beautiful oversized edition of Tolkien's famous illustrated letters from 'Father Christmas', includes a wealth of charming letters, pictures and decorated envelopes, and promises to be a festive feast for Tolkien fans of all ages. Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J.R.R. Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas. They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole: how all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place; how the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas's house into the dining-room; how he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden; how there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house! Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness and 'authenticity' of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas. This classic festive book of Tolkien's enchanting Father Christmas letters, written to his children between the 1920s and the 1940s, has been reworked into a sumptuous, new standard hardback edition. It contains high-quality digital reproductions of his wonderful letters and pictures, including a number of them appearing in this format for the first time, and a revised introduction by Baillie Tolkien.

Father Christmas Letters

Author : J. R. R. Tolkien
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Offers a selection from Tolkien's collection of illustrated letters from Father Christmas recapping the activities of the preceding year at the North Pole.

A Letter to Father Christmas

Author : Rose Impey
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Charlotte makes a mistake when she sends her mother's shopping list to Father Christmas instead of her own letter

Dear Father Christmas

Author : Alan Durant
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Sequel to the hugely popular Dear Tooth Fairy, this is a Christmas gift book full of magical treats! It is December and Holly sees a man who looks like Father Christmas. So she writes to Father Christmas to find out if it is really him. They become festive pen pals and Holly learns about the magic of elves, reindeer and life in Lapland, as well as getting a very special Christmas surprise.;Featuring a series of exciting detachable letters, a calendar, a tree decoration, a joke book and a shimmery lenticular surprise!;Dear Tooth Fairy sold out its entire first print-run in twelve weeks and was shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award.

Letters to Santa Claus

Author : The Elves
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For years, children and adults have stuffed their candid dreams, wishes, and promises into envelopes addressed to Santa Claus. Whether the envelopes come with stamps or without, are addressed to "The Big Red Guy at Jingle Bells Lane" or simply "To Santa," for over 100 years, millions of these letters have poured into Santa Claus, Indiana. Arriving from all corners of the globe, the letters ask for toys, family reunions, snow, and help for the needy—sometimes the needy being the writers themselves. They are candid, heartfelt, and often blunt. Many children wonder how Santa gets into their chimneyless homes. One child reminds Santa that she has not hit her brothers over 1,350 times that year, and another respectfully requests two million dollars in "cold cash." One child hopes to make his life better with a time machine, an adult woman asks for a man, and one miscreant actually threatens Santa’s reindeer! Containing more than 250 actual letters and envelopes from the naughty and nice reaching back to the 1930s, this moving book will touch readers’ hearts and bring back memories of a time in our lives when the man with a white beard and a red suit held out the hope that our wishes might come true.

Dear Father Christmas Get Well Soon

Author : Alan Durant
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Father Christmas has been feeling poorly and Harvey the Christmas Elf is worried that he won't be well enough for the important sleigh ride on Christmas Eve. Luckily, a little girl called Holly is on hand to write lots of cheering letters and to help deliver the presents on the big night.

The Joy of Family Traditions

Author : Jennifer Trainer Thompson
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When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and shared history has never been more important to parents than it is today, as families become more fractured and scattered. THE JOY OF FAMILY TRADITIONS offers more than 400 fresh ideas and creative approaches to cultivating birthday, anniversary, holiday, and other rite-of-passage and seasonal traditions that strengthen personal bonds and reflect a family's individual style, spirituality, and values. Inspires and instructs families on how to create, personalize, adapt, and preserve relevant traditions that reflect how we live today. Explores the historical, cultural, and often quirky origins of holidays, customs, and milestones, both uncommon and familiar. Includes holidays, holy days, annual events, once-in-a-lifetime occasions, and personal celebrations. Reviews"A lovely new book that pays tribute to hundreds of celebrations from around the world and offers new ideas for marking important occasions."—Pregnancy Magazin "Be inspired to preserve, personalize and create meaningful holiday and year round traditions with the more than 400 multi-cultural activities found in The Joy of Family Traditions."—Senior Wire News Service " The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, so you can celebrate the holidays even better than you celebrate them now."—Washington Post Recommended in Q&A Column"If you love family traditions, you will take pleasure in The Joy of Family Traditions by Jennifer Trainer Thompson."-Tom McMahon's syndicated "Kid Tips" Column appears in 62 newspapers nationwideFeatured in two wedding themed pieces on 5/1/08 and 5/8/08.-Content That Works

The Inspirational Christmas Almanac

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There are so many traditions associated with Christmas -- stories, songs, movies, recipes, performances -- it's sometimes hard to keep track of them all. And which ones lift up Christ? Packed with stories behind the traditions and practical how-to explanations, The Inspirational Christmas Almanac pulls together all of the traditions associated with the true meaning of Christmas in one beautiful book that you'll use year after year. Make this the year to start a family tradition -- or learn where treasured family traditions originated. Features and Benefits The perfect gift for friends and loved ones during the holidays. Filled with fun yet informative Christmas trivia, stories, songs, and more!

The Art of Childhood and Adolescence

Author : John Matthews
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The Art of Childhood and Adolescence is composed of completely new research on the development of representational thinking from infancy through to adolescence. It makes an important contribution to the theory of children's development and to practitioners' understanding, as well as suggesting new paths of inquiry. The book draws on highly detailed longitudinal studies, conducted over 24 years (20 in London and 4 in Singapore). Line drawings and photographs are used to illustrate important concepts. Matthews, highly respected internationally, also sheds light on current debates, such as the opposition of culturally specific and universal development in children the world over.


Author : Carole Marsh
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Includes holiday cards, Christmas trees, shopping, decorations, and holiday songs and more.

Gulag Letters

Author : Arsenii Formakov
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A poignant collection of letters written by the Latvian poet, novelist, and newspaper editor Arsenii Formakov while interned in Soviet labor camps Emily Johnson has translated and edited a fascinating collection of letters written by Arsenii Formakov, a Latvian Russian poet, novelist, and journalist, during two terms in Soviet labor camps, 1940 to 1947 in Kraslag and 1949 to 1955 in Kamyshlag and Ozerlag. This correspondence, which Formakov mailed home to his family in Riga, provides readers with a firsthand account of the workings of the Soviet penal system and testifies to the hardships of daily life for Latvian prisoners in the Gulag.

The J R R Tolkien Companion Guide

Author : Christina Scull
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An in-depth reference to Tolkien's life and works provides brief alphabetical entries on a wide range of topics that encompass the author's source materials, synopses of his writings, a chronology, analysis of his characters, and the personal and historical influences on his writings.

Christmas with Rita and Whatsit

Author : Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
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Rita and Whatsit have a lot to do to get ready for Christmas, including writing to Santa, decorating the tree, and making a snack for Santa and his reindeer. Together, Rita and Whatsit are more than a match for all these challenges. Full color.

Crossing Cultures Sch lerbuch

Author : Janet Borsbey
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Will the Real Father Christmas Please Stand Up

Author : Roger S. Trevor
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SUMMARY Will The Real Father Christmas Please Stand Up The author enjoyed several years as a professional Father Christmas in a major capital city department store. During those years, he meticulously recorded details of the best of hundreds of visits he had to the infamous Santa den. He was prompted by his employment agency to publish these records, but it has taken him 15 years to do so. Now, for the first time, he is presenting the public with a unique record of many of those intimate events in his own inimitable style and laced with some philosophy about attitudes towards Father Christmas. The book delivers nothing but true events and leads the reader through every stage of a Christmas season, but presenting them in an interesting personality format, rather than a straight diarised version. The humour, sadness, delight and despair are all here in this one true record of Santa interviews and the reader will undoubtedly recognise themselves somewhere in the pages, whether it really is them or not.

Words with Wings

Author : Moira Andrew
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Ideas for writing using diaries, invitations, recipes, letters, posters, prayers, books and poetry.

Dear Santa Claus

Author : Alan Durant
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When Holly writes a letter to Santa rather than sending him a wish list, Santa answers all her questions about his work and, ultimately, gives her a very special gift, in a story that includes pull-out letters, an advent calendar, and other items.

Christmas Letters

Author : Debbie Macomber
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When Katherine O'Connor, who writes Christmas letters for other people, meets Dr. Wynn Jeffries, a child psychologist, at the French cafe on Blossom Street, their opposing viewpoints on raising children ruin Katherine's Christmas cheer.

Art and Letters

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The Letters of J R R Tolkien

Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
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This collection will entertain all who appreciate the art of masterful letter writing. The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world: Middle-earth. Featuring a radically expanded index, this volume provides a valuable research tool for all fans wishing to trace the evolution of THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.