The Christmas Eve Ghost by Shirley Hughes
  

The Christmas Eve Ghost

Written by Shirley Hughes

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When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbour Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen and Dylan who can stop being afraid of what's on the other side of their walls - Mam might just find a blessing there too.

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The Christmas Eve Ghost by Shirley Hughes

This is an inspiring tale of Christmas goodwill and acceptance from Shirley Hughes, one of the world's best-loved picture-book creators. When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbour Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen and Dylan who can stop being afraid of what's on the other side of their walls - Mam might just find a blessing there too. 1930s Liverpool is brought alive with evocative drawings in a story that recognizes the richness of human kindness, even in times of hardship and poverty. This is an original story by Shirley Hughes. Its gorgeousness really does stand out on Christmas tables. It is destined to be a modern classic.

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.....a touching story of children growing up in hard times but surrounded by love... a feast of a picture book stuffed full of wonderful details - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids

...a delightful snapshot of an era... a great read - Daily Mail

About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Shirley Hughes
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Author's Website

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th September 2012

ISBN

9781406338492

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