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One Christmas Wish

Written by Katherine Rundell

Illustrated by Emily Sutton

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LoveReading View on One Christmas Wish

Katherine Rundell, author of Rooftoppers, Wolf Wilder and The Explorer, fills her first picturebook with the wit, verve and touches of whimsy that distinguish her novels, as well as with a series of typically striking images. Theo is spending a lonely Christmas Eve at home while his parents work late, when four battered old decorations he’s just discovered and added to the tree, suddenly come to life. The robin, tin soldier, angel and rocking horse are a demanding bunch, particularly the horse which eats anything and everything. Following their orders, Theo takes them outside and helps each find what they need, before they in turn transform his Christmas. Emily Sutton’s illustrations are perfect for the story, matching both its sense of tradition and anything’s-possible-magic and adventure. A story that is just right for Christmas but worth reading any day of the year. ~ Andrea Reece

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One Christmas Wish Synopsis

It's Christmas Eve and Theo - left at home with a babysitter - sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc ... Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a story about treasuring the people and values that really matter at this time of year from master storyteller and bestselling children's author Katherine Rundell. Emily Sutton's breathtaking illustrations perfectly capture the magic of Christmas in stunning detail.

One Christmas Wish Press Reviews

Praise for The Wolf Wilder;

A triumph    Philip Pullman 

The Wolf Wilder has everything: it's a truly compelling read it's beautifully written, it's totally original and yet has the familiar feel of an established classic    Jacqueline Wilson

The kind of novel that reminds you why books are worth reading and life is worth living   Lauren St John

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ISBN: 9781408885734
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408885734
Publication date: 5th October 2017
Author: Katherine Rundell
Illustrator: Emily Sutton
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction, General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

About Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell spent her childhood in Africa and Europe and is now a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she works on Renaissance literature. She is the bestselling author of The Girl Savage, Rooftoppers, The Wolf Wilder and The Explorer. She won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award in 2014, and the Costa Children's Book Award in 2018. Her writing – mostly on books, but also on climbing, on art and on wolves – has appeared in the London Review of Books, The New York Times, the Telegraph and Intelligent ...

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