Ben is a wealthy mouse who is not interested in Christmas, or the gift that Tim, a poor mouse, brings him on Christmas Eve. That night, Ben cannot sleep and a stranger appears who takes him on a quest to find three people who agree with Ben that a candied plum is the best thing in the world. By morning, Ben, like Scrooge, has learned the true meaning of Christmas and the value of friendship; and he invites Tim to celebrate Christmas with him. Toby Forward's atmospheric tale is perfectly matched by Ruth Brown's gorgeous illustrations, to make this a classic Christmas gift book.
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Toby Forward trained as a priest, but worked full time as a writer for many years. He lives in Liverpool and is now working for the 2008 European Capital of Culture Year. Ruth Brown is established as a highly successful illustrator and author.Review:
"Ambitious and highly successful . . . unforgettable . . . brilliant illustrations." —Nursery World
"Brilliant. A very special book indeed." —Daily Mail
"Fabulous." —Sunday Telegraph
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Book Description Arena / Arrow Books, London, 1986. 190, (2) S. Ill. Orig.-Broschur. Taschenbuch. - Rücken etwas nachgedunkelt und mit Lesespur; Papier gebräunt. Ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exremplar. Innen sauber. Bookseller Inventory # 052582
Book Description Arena, UK, 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st.Arena Edition. 5"x 7.1/2". Our book is not the edition shown in the ABE photo.This is the Arena edition. Bookseller Inventory # 041685
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st.Arena Edition. 5"x 7.3/4". Bookseller Inventory # 034760