by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Rob Ryan - £5.99 Pan Macmillan (Picador) (2010)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780330523936 | ISBN 10: 0330523937
A classic Christmas tale re-told for modern times by the Poet Laureate, with illustrations by Rob Ryan.
It’s the night before Christmas and a young girl creeps like a mouse down the stairs, determined to find out for certain whether Santa is real. But she falls asleep within seconds...
Soon, Santa and his reindeer land on her roof-top and when he bursts out of her fireplace she is woken up to a room filled with magic. As she watches him fly off into the night, she knows that she will never forget this sight because, at Christmas, the best gift of all is belief.
Carol Ann Duffy’s twenty-first-century reworking of the Victorian Christmas classic is filled with her characteristic warmth, wit and imagination and, illustrated by the sophisticated, romantic and truly original Rob Ryan, it will be the perfect gift this Christmas.
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