LoveReading4Kids

Becoming a member of the LoveReading4Kids community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop plus lots lots more...

Find out more

The Christmas Star A Festive Story Collection

Written by Eva Ibbotson

Illustrated by Nick Maland

Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction Recommended Children's eBooks Short Stories

LoveReading View on The Christmas Star A Festive Story Collection

Reading the three stories in this excellent collection reminds one again of what an extremely fine author Eva Ibbotson was, how beautifully she wrote, and how bold she was in her storytelling. All three stories are set in Vienna, where Ibbotson grew up, as preparations for Christmas take place. Christmas in Vienna sounds wonderful, but these preparations are not without tension and even trauma for the principal characters involved. Fortunately, each Christmas, when it finally arrives, is happy and joyful, if in a totally unexpected way. Vicky, whose story comes first, is described as one ‘in whom the flame of imagination burnt with an almost dangerous brightness’ and the same can surely be said of Eva Ibbotson.  Funny, surprising, and serious too, these are very special stories indeed. ~ Andrea Reece

LoveReading4Kids

The Christmas Star A Festive Story Collection Synopsis

A collection of three wonderfully festive stories from Eva Ibbotson, the bestselling author of Journey to the River Sea. With a beautiful cover by Joe Wilson and inside illustrations, The Christmas Star is a wonderful gift to treasure at Christmas and all year round.

In the first story - Vicky and the Christmas Angel - a young Viennese girl discovers, to her horror, who really brings the children's presents at Christmas.

In The Christmas Star a family encounters a fortune teller at the local Christmas market who changes their lives.

The Great Carp Ferdinand is a story about a hero with a difference as it follows the impact that Ferdinand - the carp intended for the Mannhaus family's Christmas dinner - has on the household in the lead-up to Christmas.

If you loved this, you might like these...

Return to Wonderland
Once Upon a Place
Magical Illustrated Stories
Under the Weather: Stories About Climate Change

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781447287346
Publication date: 22/10/2015
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447287346
Publication date: 22nd October 2015
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Illustrator: Nick Maland
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 96 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, Short Stories
Recommendations: eBooks

About Eva Ibbotson

Born in Vienna, Eva Ibbotson came to England as a small girl. She spent much of her adult life in Newcastle upon Tyne. When her husband was alive he bred snails in the garage; they also kept fish and had a small and very hairy dog. Eva had four grown-up children and seven grandchildren. She wrote for both adults and children. Which Witch was runner-up for the Carnegie Medal and The Secret of Platform 13 was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award, was runner-up for the Whitbread Children's Book of ...

More About Eva Ibbotson

More Books By Eva Ibbotson

Cover for The Secret of Platform 13 25th Anniversary Illustrated Edition by Eva Ibbotson
Cover for Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Cover for The Ogre of Oglefort by Eva Ibbotson
View All Books By Eva Ibbotson

Share this book

LoveReading
LoveWriting
LoveReading4Schools
NEW INDIE AND SELF PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEW AND PROMOTION SERVICE LAUNCHED!    Read More
×