'Carol Ann Duffy's delightful, verse retelling of Father Christmas's nocturnal visits. Rob Ryan's charming illustrations enhance this pocket-size piece of feel-goodery.' --Sunday Telegraph
'Carol Ann Duffy's 21st-century reworking of the Victorian Christmas classic is filled with her characteristic warmth, wit and imagination and, illustrated by the sophisticated, romantic and truly original Rob Ryan, it will be the perfect gift this Christmas' --Dorset Society
On the night before Christmas, A child in a house, As the whole family slept, Behaved just like a mouse . . . Its the night before Christmas and a young girl creeps down the stairs, determined to find out for certain whether Santa is real . . . But try as she might, she cant keep awake and is soon fast asleep. She doesnt stir, even when Santa and his reindeer land on her roof-top but then, when he bursts out of her fireplace, she wakes to a room filled with magic. As she watches him fly off into the night, she knows that she will never forget this sight because, at Christmas, the best gift of all is belief.