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One Christmas Wish

Written by Katherine Rundell and illustrated by Emily Sutton
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From beloved author Katherine Rundell comes a clever, funny, and poignant picture book about a lonely little boy who wishes not to be alone on Christmas. A young boy’s Christmas Eve wish on a shooting star leads to an adventure with an ever-hungry rocking horse, an angel whose wings are molting, a robin who has forgotten how to sing, and a rusting tin drummer boy in Katherine Rundell’s classic Christmas story, with Emily Sutton’s gorgeous paintings.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

The artwork is really nice and the story is lovely and festive. You should know, however, that this is really more a book for the chapter book crowd. It’s very long, and the illustrations are more decorations on the page than actual elements pushing the story forward.

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Who Wrote One Christmas Wish

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the author of Rooftoppers, Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner), The Wolf Wilder, and The Explorer. She grew up in Zimbabwe, Brussels, and London, and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless. In her spare time, she enjoys walking on tightropes and trespassing on the rooftops of Oxford colleges.

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Who Illustrated One Christmas Wish

Emily Sutton

Emily Sutton was born and raised in the depths of North Yorkshire, England, and graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2008. She is the illustrator of the Clara Button books by Amy de la Hay and The Tale of Castle Mice by Michael Bond.

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Publication Date:
September 18, 2018