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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Written by Robert L May and illustrated by Antonio Javier Caparo
Published by Little Simon
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Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
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Target Age
42
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Celebrate Christmas with this Classic Board Book edition of Robert L. May’s famous Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Every year at Christmastime, everyone—young and old alike—has one catchy, joy-inspiring song stuck in their heads: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!” Now fans of the most famous reindeer of all-time will fall in love with the original story, written by Robert L. May in 1939.

Rudolph, a youthful reindeer buck who possesses an unusual luminous red nose, is teased and excluded by his peers because of this trait. One particularly stormy Christmas Eve, Rudolph manages to prove himself after Santa Claus catches sight of his nose and asks him to lead his sleigh for the evening. Rudolph agrees, saving Christmas, and is finally treated the way he deserves by his fellow reindeer!

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
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4.5

This is a straightforward retelling of the classic Rudolph story, which is nice to have on the shelf sometimes. The artwork is fun and detailed, with a lot to look at on each page. There is quite a lot of text on each page—I think too much text for a board book—but the fact that the entire story is delivered in rhyming couplets really does help. Don’t expect any surprises or plot twists, but if you’re looking for a solid, classic version of Rudolph, this is a great option.

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Who Wrote Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Robert L May

Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939, when his company, the Montgomery Ward department stores, asked him to write a Christmas story that they could give away to customers. Drawing on the tale of “The Ugly Duckling,” Mr. May penned the story of a sweet, homely reindeer shunned because of his glowing red nose. Little did he know his creation was destined to become a Christmas holiday classic. Over the next few years, the company distributed millions of copies of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The book’s copyright was transferred to Mr. May in 1947, and under his ownership, Rudolph’s popularity soared. Commercial printings and cartoons quickly followed, and then, of course, came the song, which secured Rudolph’s place in Christmas history, and in our hearts, forever. Robert L. May died in 1976.

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Who Illustrated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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Antonio Javier Caparo

Antonio Javier Caparo is a Cuban-born illustrator and designer. Although much of his early career was spent in graphic design, his passion for animation and comics led him to devote himself to illustration—both traditional and digital. He has been published around the world and has won numerous awards in multiple countries. He lives in Quebec, Canada.

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1534400273
ISBN 13:
9781534400276
Publication Date:
September 19, 2017

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