Today we bring you a magical story of the night before Christmas, brought to us by author Katherine Rundell and beautifully illustrated by Emily Sutton.
It’s Christmas Eve and Theo waits at home with his baby sitter. Gazing out of the window, he sees an unfamiliar star and, as is only right when one sees a strange star, he makes a wish. Now, most children would wish for a present they particularly want, or for a particular festive treat to find upon the dining table on Christmas Day. But Theo -heartbreakingly – wishes for friends, so that he is no longer alone. Sob.
Suddenly, four Christmas decorations come to life, a robin, a fairy, a horse and a drummer boy – four ready made friends for Theo, who each want something different for Christmas. And so, on this Christmas night, Theo goes about making their wishes come true. What follows is a sweet and mischievous series of events after which Theo’s life is never the same again, thanks to the magic of Christmastime.
A glorious festive story to savour.