How Winston Delivered Christmas

Alex T. Smith (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Silver Dolphin Books
Publish Date
September 17, 2019
Pages
176
Dimensions
8.1 X 1.1 X 10.1 inches | 1.98 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781684129836

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About the Author

Alex T. Smith briefly considered careers in space travel, cookery and being a rabbit, but finally decided to become an illustrator. He graduated from Coventry University with a degree in Illustration and won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration. Alex lives in England.

Reviews

Illustrated with humour and elegance...--Sunday Times
Utterly gorgeous stuff.--Fiona Noble "The Bookseller "
Beautifully written, a fantastic idea, heartwarming story and a book that is destined to become a Christmas classic.--Carousel
This is a perfect Christmas book, lovingly produced with a green bookmark ribbon, a fabric spine, and beautiful colour illustrations, through which the warmth of happiness radiates--a lit shop window, a kitchen all a-glow, a dolls' house, headlights in the snow. Magical and heartwarming--MinervaReads
A Christmas cozy, read straight or bit by bit through the season.--Kirkus Reviews
In a 24-and-a-half-chapter advent story, Smith delivers a lively holiday adventure. When a distracted boy named Oliver loses his letter to Santa in the wind and snow, Winston the mouse finds it and sets out to ensure that the letter arrives at its destination: "This letter needed to get to Santa Claus!" Memorable moments from his journey include hitching a ride on the back of Lady Prudence Merryweather-Whiskerton the Third, a cat who prefers to dine on salmon over mouse, and flying into the snowy night on a toy plane. Smith includes instructions for Christmas-themed craft activities between chapters (a pom-pom robin, a paper chain); it's a clever way to keep readers to one chapter a day. Though the narrative's tone can be a touch twee, the lengthy, interactive format and Smith's plucky, at times elegantly expressive art may make this a holiday favorite. Ages 6-8. (Sept.) --Publishers Weekly