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The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland

Author: Carys Bexington and Kate Hindley  

In Wonderland nothing is ever as it seems, especially one Christmas Eve when Santa and his reindeer arrive with a special delivery!

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In Wonderland nothing is ever as it seems, especially one Christmas Eve when Santa and his reindeer arrive with a special delivery!

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Lewis Carroll's classic Wonderland returns, and this time it's Santa's turn for an adventure there! Featuring the Queen of Hearts, the March Hare and the Mad Hatter, it's time for a tea party with reindeer and lots of Christmas fun!It's the Night Before Christmas in Wonderland, but as usual the Queen of Hearts is not expecting any presents. Many years ago, when she was still a Princess, she wrote to Santa Claus but the letter never arrived. Ever since, bitter at the non-arrival of her longed-for present, she has hated Christmas. Now the lost letter has turned up in Santa's workshop and he has decided better late than never - he and the reindeer will deliver the present.The Princess is now a Queen and with each passing year she has hated Christmas more, banning snowmen, then tinsel, mince pies and finally, good cheer. Will Santa be able to put the Merry back into Christmas in Wonderland?Written by debut author Carys Bexington and illustrated by star artist Kate Hindley, The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is a children's classic in the making.

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Critic Reviews

“The most magnificent mash-up of two well-loved stories. This hilarious adventure through the night sky to wonderland is a pure delight to read.”

The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland fast became a favourite bedtime story in our house this December; I've loved reading it aloud - the jaunty rhythm and rhyming text make it lots of fun. This book is going to be part of our Christmas traditions for many years to come Get Kids Into Books A glorious mash-up of two classic stories. Hindley's illustrations are a delight - both warm and friendly, and full of expressive characters with many a curious creature to spot, and Bexington's narrative brims with charm. Full of madness and mayhem this collision of Christmas and Wonderland is a spectacular event not to be missed. -- Emma Dunn and Sandra Mallon The Scotsman Baby Magazine A true Christmassy delight. Mail on Sunday Carys Bexington's witty and ingenious rewriting of the poem 'Twas The Night Before Christmas', to incorporate language and characters from Lewis Carroll, tells a rollicking story in which the Queen of Hearts learns the first rule of Christmas: be kind. The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is illustrated by Kate Hindley with stylish inventiveness and touches of madness and modernity. The Times

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About the Author

Kate Hindley's first picture book The Great Snortle Hunt, written by Claire Freedman, was longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal. Since then Kate has provided illustrations for a number of bestselling picture books including How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth (Simon and Schuster), You Must Bring a Hat (Simon and Schuster) and Worst in Show (Walker).Carys Bexington lives and works near the seaside in West Dorset and The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is her debut picture book.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Macmillan Children's Books
Published
3rd October 2019
Pages
40
ISBN
9781509879885

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