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The Three Wishes

"A beautifully-told and stunningly-illustrated Father Christmas origin story"

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December 2020 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month November 2020

In the best traditions of mythology, The Three Wishes is a tough but ultimately lyrical version of the story that explains how Father Christmas can visit so many children in one night and why he has a red coat. Set long ago in a country that is far off in the frozen north where there is a strong community of families who live by hunting and foraging while their children look after the reindeer, it tells how a young boy, lost in deep snow in the forest, is saved from death by finding a mysterious cave full of magic and wonder from another world. Once a year the boy returns to his own world, checking on his family and taking them presents. One year, he arrives on a magical flying sleigh and his family give him a beautiful red outfit all lined with fun. From that day on, on one night of the year he rides around the world taking gifts to children everywhere. Evocative, timeless illustrations bring this imaginative story vividly to life.

You can find more wintry & festive stories in our Best Books for Kids this Christmas collection!

 

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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