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Title:
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
Author:
May, Robert L. (Robert Lewis), 1905-1976.
Publication Information:
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Summary:
Although the other reindeer laugh at him because of his bright red nose, Rudolph proves his worth when he is chosen to lead Santa Claus' sleigh on a foggy night.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.1 0.5 85293.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.2 2 Quiz: 32718 Guided reading level: L.
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ISBN:
9780448425344
Format :
Book

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The Original Classic Rudolph Story-over 107,000 copies sold!

Every year at Christmastime, young and old alike fall under the finger-snapping, joy-inspiring spell of this song. Now fans of the most famous reindeer of them all can become acquainted with the original story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, written in verse by his creator, Robert L. May, in 1939. Sumptuously re-illustrated with the vibrant and magical art of David Wenzel, this beautiful edition of an American holiday classic is a book to treasure and to share, year after year.

Illustrated by David Wenzel.

The Original Classic Rudolph Story-over 107,000 copies sold!

Every year at Christmastime, young and old alike fall under the finger-snapping, joy-inspiring spell of this song. Now fans of the most famous reindeer of them all can become acquainted with the original story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, written in verse by his creator, Robert L. May, in 1939. Sumptuously re-illustrated with the vibrant and magical art of David Wenzel, this beautiful edition of an American holiday classic is a book to treasure and to share, year after year.

Illustrated by David Wenzel.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

The original Rudolph story-as written by the late May for a booklet published in 1939 by retailer Montgomery Ward-enjoys a vivid revival in this 75th-anniversary adaptation. The story, more expansive than the omnipresent Christmas carol, gives Caparo plenty of room to exercise his artistic talents. After being teased by the other reindeer, Rudolph settles into his bedroom, buried under thick quilts and looking forward to gifts from Santa. May's rhymes hold up well to contemporary ears ("And Santa was right, as he usually is./ The fog was as thick as a soda's white fizz"), and after Santa struggles to deliver gifts amid inclement weather, he happily happens upon Rudolph's home and enlists his help. Caparo's wintry spreads, swirled with starlight, have a cinematic richness-a sense of wonder and surprise permeate this whimsical retelling. Ages 4-6. Illustrator's agency: Shannon Associates. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Written in 1939 for Montgomery Ward department stores, this is the original story that created an icon and inspired the classic song. Told in the style of Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas," Rudolph of the glowing red nose is teased by the other deer, only taking comfort in the coming of Santa. "He'd get just as much (and this is what pleased him) as the happier, handsomer reindeer who teased him." On Christmas Eve, with a foggy night causing mishaps and endangering his mission, Santa turns to Rudolph to save the day. While not indicated, this version of May's story has been adapted somewhat, with several couplets removed and some changes to words and phrases. This modernizes and streamlines the text, but also affects the richness of the language. The large trim size and many spreads make this a fun and easy choice for families and Rudolph fans to share.-Brooke Sheets, Los Angeles Public Library (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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The delightful feel of the original is kept and while reading, it becomes clear why this story has become a cherished part of every Christmas. (Feathered Quill, August 29, 2012) Excerpted from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.