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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Barbara…

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1958)

by Barbara Shook Hazen

Other authors: Robert L. May (Original story)

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A cute clever children's book that became a classic for good reason. For a short time span the rhymes and story can speak to children and adults easily - from bullying and isolation to acceptance. A great way to capture the Christmas spirit with children. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
Wonderful when you're six or seven years old, up to maybe 11? In combination with Gene Autry singing on the old 78 rpm, "Ru-dolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/ Had a very shine-yy nose / And if you ever saw-wit,/ you would even say IT GLOWS..."
Why I say it may be good to age eleven: the theme of course is rejection by one's peers, "They never let poor Rudolph / Play in any reindeer games." Rejection by peers is a common misgiving of kids and early adolescents--as well as, according to the adds for acne medicine and hair and skin and nail and clothes products, many adults as well.
But, Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa drafted Rudolph as a headlight. Then all the reindeer loved him, he having become an Historic Figure in the Reindeer-Christmas world. This is a story of a social difference, and a physical handicap working to great social advantage.
And it was written long before handicaps gained any status as general concerns. I must have read it around 1950. Yikes. The (slightly) greater part of a century ago. ( )
  AlanWPowers | Dec 27, 2012 |
cute rudolph book! everyone should read it!
  ashtonrice | Apr 2, 2009 |
Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer is a folktale because reindeer aren't equipped to fly and Santa isn't a real magical man. This is a story that has been passed down from generation to generation and still remains today.
The plot is very climatical and illustrates a very clear beginning, middle and end. The end is happy because Rudolph gets to lead Santa and his sleigh due to his bright nose. Overall the story was very engaging. ( )
  al04 | Oct 30, 2007 |
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Hazen, Barbara Shookprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
May, Robert L.Original storysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
ArkadiaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scarry, RichardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once there was a reindeer named Rudolph, who lived at the North Pole, in Toyland.
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This Little Golden Book version of Rudolph is different from the one by Rick Bunsen.

Please do not combine Barbara Shook Hazen's Rudolphs with Robert L. May's Rudolphs: he wrote the book; she made adaptations.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307020711, Hardcover)

Teased by the other reindeer because of his glowing red nose, Rudolph becomes a hero when his nose is used to lead Santa and his reindeer team through some bad weather, in the favorite Christmas poem.

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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's sleigh on a foggy night.

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