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By author: Robert L. May   Illustrated by: Denver Gillen
Number of Pages:  32
Dimensions:  7.4 X 10.3 Inches (US)
Original publication year:  1939
ISBN:  978-1-55709-139-0
Series:  Rudolph
Availability: In stock.

- Authentic facsimile of the very first 1939 edition of the Christmas classic includes original text and original illustrations - Rudolph's story has become a Christmas legend around the world. - "[Rudolph is] the only original addition to the folklore of Santa Claus in the century." -James Barnett, The American Christmas - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" inspired the 1949 song (written by Johnny Marks, sung by Gene Autry). This holiday favorite floods the airwaves every year, introducing new generations to the story. - "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" also inspired the 1964 animated television special, which airs several times each holiday season; it is the longest running Christmas TV special. - When Applewood Books last offered this facsimile of the original edition, it sold more than one million copies! - This original edition of Rudolph was last available in 2001.
In 1939 Robert L. May, a copywriter working at Chicago's Montgomery Ward & Co., wrote a holiday story at the request of his employer. Almost two and a half million copies of the little tale about a reindeer with a shiny red nose were given away to all the children who visited Montgomery Ward stores that year. The rest is history. Seventy-five years later, the beloved classic is once again available in a hardcover faithful facsimile of the 1939 Rudolph, with original text and original Denver Gillen illustrations.
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