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Vintage Rare Collectible Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Robert May / Original 1939 Book / Christmas Tale

Vintage Rare Collectible Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Robert May Original 1939 Book Maxton Pub.

The Golden Age: Startling Stories ~ 1939-1955 ~ Cover art by Howard V. Brown, Earle Bergey, Rudolph Belarski, Alex Schomburg, Ed Emsh, Jack Coggins, Walter Popp & Ed Valigursky

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Book

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Little Golden Book | Christmas | Holidays | Vintage | Retro | Nostalgia

Everyone knows Rudolph; he’s the guy at the front of the sleigh lighting up whichever path Santa wants to travel. The rest of the team, Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and …

very 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.

Rudolph, "the most famous reindeer of all," was born over a hundred years after his eight flying counterparts. The red-nosed wonder was the creation of Robert L. May, a copywriter at the Montgomery Ward department store. In 1939, May wrote a Christmas-themed story-poem to help bring holiday traffic into his store. Rudolph's message—that given the opportunity, a liability can be turned into an asset—proved popular. Montgomery Ward sold almost two and a half million copies of the story in…