The Christmas Fairy by Anne Booth

The Christmas Fairy

Written by Anne Booth
Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Baby and Toddler   Christmas Books 2016    3+ readers   
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It’s hard to imagine a Christmas fairy prettier or more charming that little Clara, the chatterbox star of this story. Clara’s dream is to be a proper Christmas fairy on top of the tree, but at fairy school she just can’t help wriggling and giggling, to the despair of her teacher. That makes Clara feel quite downhearted, to the point of wishing she was someone else, until Santa himself arrives to ask Clara a very special favour. It’s a lovely story with a heart-warming and important message; the text is just right for reading aloud; and lots of little girls will recognise themselves in Rosalind Beardshaw’s button-nosed, curly-haired little mischief-maker Clara. ~ Andrea Reece

The Editor at Nosy Crow says: “This book absolutely pulls on the heartstrings and is sure to be a magical read in the run-up to Christmas. And with its gentle message about being yourself, it’s a book you’ll be thinking about long after the festive season.”


The Christmas Fairy by Anne Booth

Clara knows exactly what she wants to be when she grows up - a Christmas fairy! So when Christmas term comes around, she can't wait to learn everything there is to know. Except things don't quite go to plan ...Clara's SO excited and full of beans that she can't possibly be still and quiet like a fairy should. As much as she tries to be like to be like the others, at heart she's still a wriggly, giggly chatterbox and likes nothing more than making people smile. But when it comes round to the big Christmas Show, it looks like that's exactly the kind of fairy Santa needs to help him save the day. At last, Clara can put her talents to good use, and it soon becomes clear that there's more than one way to be a Christmas fairy!

About the Author

Anne Booth

Anne Booth lives in Kent and has always wanted to bea children’s writer, but on the way to becoming one has worked in many jobs. Anne lives in a lovely village with her husband and four children– and the children's grandfather across the road. They have two hens called Poppy and Anastasia and two dogs called Timmy and Ben. Anne loves tea and once won a Blue Peter badge for writing a poem about two mice in a bucket of rice. Despite this, she does not own any mice. Anne’s debut novel Girl with a White Dog was shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

6th October 2016




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