Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, was originally written by Robert L. May as a booklet to be published alongside the Montgomery Ward catalog in Chicago. May was an ad writer for the business and was given the task to write a Christmas story. The story was an instant success. Ten years later, Montgomery Ward gave May the rights to the story he had written for them. This book is a reproduction of that original publication that tells the story of a misfit reindeer.
Once given the rights to the booklet, May and his brother-in-law wrote the jingle that we all know. In a surprising turn of events, the song was picked up by one very famous cowboy: Gene Autry. Suddenly, the song was topping the charts in 1949. By 1964, Rudolph had become a stop-motion cartoon that has charmed generations of children.
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Measures 7.38" x 10.25" and 32 pages.
Made of paper and hardcover.