One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell
  

One Christmas Wish

Written by Katherine Rundell
Illustrated by Emily Sutton

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Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers, Wolf Wilder and The Explorer, fills her first picturebook with the wit, verve and touches of whimsy that distinguish her novels, as well as with a series of typically striking images. Theo is spending a lonely Christmas Eve at home while his parents work late, when four battered old decorations he’s just discovered and added to the tree, suddenly come to life. The robin, tin soldier, angel and rocking horse are a demanding bunch, particularly the horse which eats anything and everything. Following their orders, Theo takes them outside and helps each find what they need, before they in turn transform his Christmas. Emily Sutton’s illustrations are perfect for the story, matching both its sense of tradition and anything’s-possible-magic and adventure. A story that is just right for Christmas but worth reading any day of the year. ~ Andrea Reece

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One Christmas Wish by Katherine Rundell

It's Christmas Eve and Theo - left at home with a babysitter - sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc ... Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a story about treasuring the people and values that really matter at this time of year from master storyteller and bestselling children's author Katherine Rundell. Emily Sutton's breathtaking illustrations perfectly capture the magic of Christmas in stunning detail.

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About the Author

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell was born in 1987 and grew up in Africa and Europe. In 2008 she was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her first book,The Girl Savage, was born of her love of Zimbabwe and her own childhood there; her second, Rooftoppers,was inspired by summers working in Paris and by night-time trespassing on the rooftops of All Souls. She is currently working on her doctorate alongisde an adult novel.

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Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Katherine Rundell
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Publisher

Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

5th October 2017

ISBN

9781408885734

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