Emily loves Christmas -- except for one thing. The thought of Santa Claus coming to the house is worrying her slightly. So when mum finds her blocking up the chimney to stop him getting in, she suggests Emily lays down some ground rules for her Christmas visitor. She helps Emily to write a note asking Santa to use the back door instead of the chimney and only come as far as the kitchen table. And when Emily wakes up on Christmas morning, not only does she see that he has done everything she asked, she finds out that even Santa Claus is frightened of some things. A Message for Santa is a delightful tale which explores the problem of childhood within the reassuring setting of the warmth and excitement surrounding Christmas. Illustrated by Tony Ross with the quirky charm and gentle humour which guarantee the book will be loved by children.
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Hiawyn Oram has been writing children's books for more than 20 years, with more than 60 books published to date, including picture books, poetry, plays, young fiction, story collections, and the book and lyrics for two musicals. Hiawyn has also wriiten for children's television. She has been the recepient of many prizes and awards for her work, including being shortlisted for the UK Smarties Prize for her book, The Second Princess. She has recently published new Narnia picture books. Tony Ross was born in London in 1938. He has worked as an art director at an advertising agency, a graphic designer, a cartoonist, a teacher, a film maker and as a Senior Lecturer in Art at Manchester Polytechnic.Review:
"An inspired story" Independent "A thoughtful, very funny story" Guardian
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Book Description Picture Lions, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6645968
Book Description Picture Lions, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006645968