Miss Wire's Christmas Surprise

Miss Wire's Christmas Surprise

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It's Christmas Eve at the Hideaway Home, but 95-year-old Miss Wire is the only resident who wants to celebrate. The other old folks think that Christmas is just for children. So Miss Wire writes a letter to Santa Claus, who enlists the help of the Christmas Mice to deliver children's unwanted toys to Miss Wire and her elderly friends, who discover that Christmas fun is not just for the young. "The I Am Reading" series provides just the right balance of challenge and support for newly independent readers. Large, easy-to-read type, satisfying stories by top writers and cheerful full-colour pictures help children make the transition from picture books to chapter books. Each book includes a bookmark flap, tips for beginner readers and either short, numbered chapters or two short stories.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 4mm | 113g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full colour artwork illustrations
  • 0753415062
  • 9780753415061
  • 2,123,405

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Clark's soft and fanciful cartoons are a perfect accompaniment to Whybrow's clear and easy text. A satisfying and quirky read.show more

About Ian Whybrow

Ian Whybrow is an award-winning author with over 60 picture books and novels to his credit. Described as "a major talent" (T.E.S.), he won the UKRA award, the 1996 TBS Birmingham Children's Book Award and the Talkies Award for Best Book and Tape (with Griff Rhys Jones) for Little Wolf's Book of Badness (HarperCollins). Quacky Quack Quack (Walker) was shortlisted for the Smarties Prize. Ian is married with two daughters and divides his time between Harrow and Hertfordshire. Emma Chichester Clark studied art at both the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. She has illustrated many books since Listen to This won her the prestigious Mother Goose Award in 1988. In 1998, her picture book Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway award. Emma Chichester Clark lives in London.show more

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