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Deservedly a modern classic, this action packed and hilarious picture book brings all kinds of traditional – and not so traditional! – Christmas excitement vividly to life. Like everyone else, the mice are eager to have a big Christmas party but, without money, it is hard to see what they can do. As ever, Arthur and Humphrey come up with some inventive ideas but nothing, especially raffling off Sampson the Cat, goes exactly according to plan! An exciting encounter with various Father Christmases, irate shoppers in the toy shop and more have unexpected results which leave the mice with a Christmas to remember.
The Church Mice series has been nominated for two Kate Greenaway Medals, won a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book award and sold over one and a half million books worldwide.
Curl up with this cosy story and rediscover Graham Oakley's classic series.
After hopeless attempts to raise money for the Christmas party, Arthur, Humphrey and Sampson decide to raise the mice's spirits by dressing up as Father Christmas and his reindeer. Little do they know that their actions will lead to the capture of a burglar and a reward hamper filled with all a mouse could ever dream of!
‘Drawings so lively you can see the mice squeak’ - The Guardian
|Publication date:||12th November 2020|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Genres:||Family / Home Stories, Animals|
Graham Oakley was born on the 27th of August 1929 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, son of Thomas and Flora (Madelay) Oakley. Between 1947-49, Graham Oakley served in the British Army. He attended the Warrington Art school in 1950, and then worked with London repertory companies as a scenic artist 1950-55. From 1955-57 he was a design assistant at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, worked at Crawford's Advertising Agency from 1960-62, and then as a set designer for films and series at BBC-TV 1962-67 (including How Green Was My Valley, Nicholas Nickleby, Treasure Island, and Softly, Softly). &...More About Graham Oakley
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