'A truly lovely and beautifully illustrated book written through the eyes of a child. Adults and children alike will love this book and it's just the right length for bedtime!!' 'A magical, beautifully written and fantastically illustrated Christmas story for children and adults alike.' 'This is a beautifully written and illustrated little book showing the magic of Christmas through the eyes of a child. A great read, and a great stocking filler!'
About the Author
The author, Suzie Heel, and the illustrator, her sister Sally Stride, are the great-granddaughters of Arthur Ransome, the author of 'Swallows and Amazons';. This is the tale of the author's personal experience of her brave, but questionable, decision to see Father Christmas on Christmas Eve and the outcome of her venture. The motivation for this story was to capture the magic of a childhood experience and share it with both children and adults alike. To revisit a time in the writer's life when she truly believed in magic, when the world felt a safe place and the concept of Christmas was breathtakingly exciting. It is hoped, for those who read the story and enjoy the accompanying illustrations, they might find awakened special and individual memories, open of course, to personal interpretation. The special Christmas Eve magic was established many generations ago and preserved beautifully by the author's mother Hazel, the secrets handed down to the author's mother from her grandmother Tabitha, and her great-grandmother Ivy before her. The author has indeed stayed true to family tradition to ensure her own children experienced the exhilaration and delight that Christmas magic can bring.