Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Classic Story: Deluxe 50th-Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)
The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special first aired on NBC December 6, 1964. Fifty years later, it has become a beloved Christmas classic—capturing the heart and wonder of generations of fans.
Here is the complete story from the classic TV show, gloriously illustrated in full color and in an elegant gift book edition. Perfect for reading aloud!
About the Author
Thea Feldman is a prolific author of leveled readers and picture books for children, including Suryia and Roscoe and Suryia Swims!, which she co-authored with Dr. Bhagavan Antle. She has also worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society where she researched and wrote about the animals in the Society's five urban wildlife parks in New York City. She is a former editorial director at Scholastic.
Erwin Madrid was born in the Philippines and grew up in San Jose, California. Erwin earned his BFA in Illustration from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. During his last semester of college, Erwin was hired by PDI/DreamWorks Animation, where he contributed production illustrations for the animated feature film Shrek 2. He later became a visual development artist for the ongoing Shrek franchise and the Madagascar sequel. Erwin has also done conceptual art for the video game industry for titles like Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. In his spare time, Erwin travels and paints whenever he has a chance. He currently lives in the Bay Area, where he continues to provide concept art for the entertainment industry.
“Based on the animated cartoon classic, this prose picture book about self-acceptance features Rudolph, along with his pals Hermey, the elf who dreams of becoming a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector.” —School Library Journal
“Fans of the TV special will be drawn to this edition of the beloved story.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Rudolph is actually doing better as it ages.” —The New York Times
“Still retains its charm and all-ages appeal decades after its original broadcasts.” —MovieReport.com
“Rudolph shines brightest in ratings . . . Rudolph dominated the night's opening hour.” —Variety
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer clocked nearly 13 million viewers, which is 4% better than last year--and that's no small feat.” —The Washington Post
“Rudolph glows ('like a light bulb!') for CBS.” —Entertainment Weekly
“CBS's traditional airing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer scored 12.2 million viewers last week, beating out all other holiday fare of grinches, Santas, country carolers and tree lightings, Nielsen said.” —Associated Press