Author(s): Katherine Rundell
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 perfectly capture the magic of Christmas in stunning detail.
Katherine Rundell, the award-winning and bestselling author of Rooftoppers and The Wolf Wilder, brings the magic of Christmas Eve to life in a modern classic Christmas story, illustrated in stunning detail by renowned artist and printmaker Emily Sutton
A triumph * Philip Pullman on THE WOLF WILDER * The Wolf Wilder has everything: it's a truly compelling read; it's beautifully written; it's totally original and yet has the familiar feel of an established classic * Jacqueline Wilson on THE WOLF WILDER * The kind of novel that reminds you why books are worth reading and life is worth living * Lauren St John on The Wolf Wilder *
Katherine Rundell spent her childhood in Africa and Europe. After completing a degree course in English and a doctorate on the literary and textual afterlives of John Donne, she is now a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she studies Renaissance literature and climbs old buildings 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.