A Message for Santa by Hiawyn Oram


A Message for Santa by Hiawyn Oram

Emily loves Christmas, but there is something about it which makes her heart sink, and that something is Santa Claus. Emily wants to block up the chimney to prevent Santa entering the house. But her mum inspires her to find another solution. Eventually, Emily writes Santa a note, telling him to come in through the back door, and go no further than the kitchen table! Afterwards, Emily is so pleased with Santa that she decides that from now on, he may enter the house, and even take a nap on the sofa if he is tired. Hiawyn Oram always writes about important subjects close to children's hearts, and A Message For Santa will strike a chord with many children who are scared of Santa. Tony Ross breaks new ground with his outstanding illustrations.


The story bounces briskly along, helped at every point by Tony Ross's abundantly comic joie de vivre. Books for Keeps An inspired story. Independent A thoughtful, very funny story. Guardian A beautiful Christmas story Betty Bookmark Simply and sensitively done ... thoughtful and very funny story. Carousel

About the Author

Hiawyn Oram

Hiawyn Oram was brought up in South Africa. She was a professional actor before coming to England, where she has worked as an advertising copywriter and has had numerous books published.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5 To 5


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Publication date

1st November 2007



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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