Mac's Christmas Star by Margaret Forrester

Mac's Christmas Star

Written by Margaret Forrester
Illustrated by Sandra Klaassen
Part of the Picture Kelpies Series


Mac's Christmas Star by Margaret Forrester

It's Christmas Eve in Mac the cat's house and the family are busy preparing for Christmas Day. Catriona accidentally finds her Christmas present, some beautiful jewellery -- but then loses the ring. Meanwhile the family buy an enormous Christmas tree, which Mac is determined to climb... Can Mac and Catriona find the ring before Mum and Dad notice? And will Mac get his way and climb the now 'Much Decorated' tree? A warm and funny festive story from everyone's favourite Edinburgh cat.


'A beautifully illustrated picture book that captures the atmosphere of a real Christmas ... A lovely new Christmas story for younger children.'

'A heartwarming festive story for all the family. Beautifully illustrated, it brings the excitement of Christmas alive and would be a perfect stocking gift for children of all ages.'

'I really loved the story and the pictures are beautiful, very warm and Christmassy.'

'Soft-focus watercolor illustrations match the old-fashioned flavor of the story'

'This is a lovely, simple story with no agenda and of course beautiful pictures.'

'A quietly emotional family story set in Edinburgh'

'An ideal book for new readers and ideal for Christmas ... This short story has seasonal warmth charm and is enhanced by the expressive and detailed illustrations.'

'A beautiful story. Perfect for a winter evening and particularly for Christmas.'

'It is a gentle warm story full of festive spirit where well-drawn characters experience real feelings and show it in their words.'

'A lovely book about the realities of family life: about making mistakes and learning from them.'

--Juno 'A gently amusing merry story complemented by soft water-colour illustrations.

About the Author

Margaret Forrester

Margaret Forrester was a Church of Scotland minister before becoming an author. She lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of The Cat Who Decided, a novel about Mac the cat for 6 to 9 year olds.
• Sandra Klaassen has illustrated over twenty children’s books, including illustrations for The Cat Who Decided. She is also the author and illustrator of Uan the Little Lamb.

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32 pages


Margaret Forrester
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Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books

Publication date

20th September 2012



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Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books is an imprint of Kelpies


Kelpies Books celebrate quality children’s books with brilliant authors, engaging stories and a Scottish twist! They create books that capture children’s imaginations at all ages. Under 6s will have loads of fun with Kelpies picture books, 9 to 12-year-olds will be whisked away by Kelpies and young teens will be gripped by KelpiesTeen novels.

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