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The Christmas Eve Ghost

Written by Shirley Hughes

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When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbour Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen and Dylan who can stop being afraid of what's on the other side of their walls - Mam might just find a blessing there too.

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The Christmas Eve Ghost Synopsis

This is an inspiring tale of Christmas goodwill and acceptance from Shirley Hughes, one of the world's best-loved picture book creators. When Bronwen and Dylan are frightened by ghostly noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbor Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen and Dylan who can stop being afraid of what's on the other side of their walls - Mam might just find a blessing there too. 1930s Liverpool is brought alive with evocative drawings in a story that recognizes the richness of human kindness, even in times of hardship and poverty.

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The Christmas Eve Ghost Press Reviews

“Belongs in every child’s picture book library.” Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

“A delightful snapshot of an era of tin baths and washing coppers and would make a great read for elderly grandparents to share with primary age children.” Daily Mail

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ISBN: 9781406338492
Publication date: 06/09/2012
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406331073
Publication date: 13/10/2011
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781406320633
Publication date: 06/09/2010
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406331073
Publication date: 13th October 2011
Author: Shirley Hughes
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers, 7+ readers

About Shirley Hughes

Winner of the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.   Shirley Hughes has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She began to write and design her own picture  books when she had a young family and has now published more than two hundred titles. Shirley's first novel, Hero on a Bicycle (9781406336115) was published by Walker in 2012, and her critically acclaimed adventure, Whistling in the Dark was published in 2015. She lives in West London.   Click here to read more about the author.

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