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The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland

Carys Bexington Kate Hindley



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25 November 2020
Children's & Educational; Picture storybooks; Fantasy & magical realism (Children's&YA)
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.
By:   Carys Bexington
Illustrated by:   Kate Hindley
Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 271mm,  Spine: 5mm
Weight:   258g
ISBN:   9781509882212
ISBN 10:   1509882219
Pages:   40
Publication Date:   25 November 2020
Recommended Age:   From 3 to 5 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland

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. * Baby Magazine * 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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