Grace at Christmas by Mary Hoffman
  

Grace at Christmas

Written by Mary Hoffman
Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright, Ying-Hwa Hu

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The much loved star of Amazing Grace is back for a touching new story about a very special time of year. Grace loves Christmas. She loves the nativity, the presents and being with her family. But this year everything is going to be different and Grace is sure that she is not going to like it! When Ma says a family from Trinidad are coming to stay Grace is horrified. Why should she share her special family time with someone else? But soon Grace learns that sharing makes Christmas even more special than usual! A warm-hearted story full of the excitement of a very special celebration.

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Grace at Christmas by Mary Hoffman

Grace loves Christmas - acting out the nativity story, opening presents, celebrating with Ma, Nana and Paw-Paw. But this Christmas Nana announces they will have visitors. After some wise words from Nana, Grace's generous spirit shines through. And in the end, as they all share a special surprise, Grace thinks it could be the best Christmas ever!

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Young readers will savour a satisfying story, greatly enhanced by the vibrant pictures which show the changing feelings of the characters. School Librarian

About the Author

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman has written over 100 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, and its sequels has sold over 1.5 million copies. As well as the successful Stravaganza sequence of teenage novels, translated into over thirty languages, The Great Big Books series of information books for younger readers, illustrated by Ros Asquith has done very well. The first, The Great Big Book of Families, won the inaugural SLA Information Book Award in the under 7s category.

Mary loves to write historical fiction and her books for Bloomsbury - The Falconer’s Knot, Troubadour and David - have been followed by Shakespeare’s Ghost and now The Ravenmaster’s Boy. She runs a widely-read blog called The History Girls: http://the-history-girls.blogspot.com

Mary is an Honorary Fellow of the Library Association (CILIP) and lives in Oxfordshire.

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Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Mary Hoffman
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Author's Website

www.maryhoffman.co.uk

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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2011

ISBN

9781847801470

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