Award-winning master storyteller Michael Morpurgo tells four magical Christmassy stories, each fully illustrated by a different artist, in this beautifully illustrated book. There’s sadness before great happiness in The Best of Times, the story of how a prince discovers that most precious thing – whatever it is that will make his princess smile; there’s the importance of believing in On Angel’s Wings and nothing less than a moment of peace in the middle of war in The Best Christmas Present in the World. Each story is a gem to be savoured and read aloud again and again.
A collection of Michael’s existing Christmas books (The Best Christmas Present in the World, On Angel Wings and The Best of Times) with a new story, The Goose is Getting Fat. Curl up by the fireside and let Michael Morpurgo envelop you in stories of faraway lands and unexpected adventures
The Best Christmas Present in the World: A mysterious letter in a secret drawer brings one night in the Great War vividly to life. Writing home from the front, a soldier has an incredible story to tell.
On Angel Wings: A singing of wings, a glorious light, and a sudden beacon of brightness? It can only mean – can it really? – a visit from the Angel Gabriel himself...
The Best of Times: When the Prince and Princess marry, joy rings out across the land. But all too soon it fades away and a shadow hangs over the royal palace. As Christmas approaches, Prince Frederico must find a way to warm his new bride’s aching heart.
The Goose is Getting Fat: – A NEW STORY! Gertrude the goose is getting bigger by the day, and Charlie is proud to look after her. But as Christmas approaches, the thought of the grizzly fate awaiting her fills him with sadness. Can he save Gertrude from the Christmas dinner table?
|Publication date:||5th November 2012|
|Publisher:||Egmont UK Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
Winner of J M Barrie Award 2016 March 16 was Michael Morpurgo month on Lovereading4kids - click here to view the favourites we selected on themes of Legends, Animals, War and Journeys. Michael Morpurgo, OBE, MBE, is one of the UK’s best-loved authors and storytellers. He was appointed Children’s Laureate in May 2003, a post he helped to set up with his friend Ted Hughes in 1999. He was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007. He has written over 120 books, including Kensuke’s Kingdom which won the Children’...More About Michael Morpurgo