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One Christmas Wish

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Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ...

NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP GREENAWAY MEDAL 2019
From the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award

'A writer with an utterly distinctive voice and a wild imagination' - Philip Pullman

It's Christmas Eve and Theo - left at home with a babysitter - sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc ...

Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a story about treasuring the people and values that really matter at this time of year from master storyteller and bestselling children's author Katherine Rundell. Emily Sutton's breathtaking illustrations capture the magic of the season in stunning detail, making this the perfect Christmas gift.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 195 x 254 x 17mm | 465g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408885735
  • 9781408885734
  • 78,689

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A moving, witty and magical tale about love and sadness, delectably illustrated by Emily Sutton in enticing detail Sunday Times
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A moving, witty and magical tale about love and sadness, delectably illustrated by Emily Sutton in enticing detail * Sunday Times * Rundell's magical story has a timeless quality, and Emily Sutton's densely detailed illustrations are a joy ... A book that will be treasured forever * Irish Times * A witty story of a lonely boy, four mischievous tree decorations and a wish on an unlikely star, complemented perfectly by Sutton's intricate, luscious illustrations * Guardian * Engaging and poignant: the Christmas spirit in 64 pages * Spectator * A very, very funny Christmas story with echoes of The Nutcracker ... It's fun all the way in this magical story * Irish Examiner * Rundell's story is the platonic form of Christmas - and the illustrations by Emily Sutton are mini masterpieces * The Times * Christmas magic combines with beautiful illustrations * Sunday Express, Mini Must-Reads * One of our most talented writers for children * Observer * Rundell's words are pure poetry and Emily Sutton's drawings sing in this glorious future classic * The i *
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About Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the bestselling author of five children's novels and has won the Costa Children's Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize amongst many others. Katherine spent her childhood in Africa and Europe before taking her degree at the University of Oxford and becoming a Fellow of All Souls College. As well as writing, she studies Renaissance literature and occasionally goes climbing on the rooftops late at night.

Emily Sutton was born and raised in the depths of North Yorkshire and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008. She is the illustrator of the Clara Button books and The Tale of the Castle Mice by Michael Bond.
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216 ratings
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