Grandpa Christmas

Michael Morpurgo

£6.99

Picture book

Children's Christmas Books > Christmas Books

ISBN: 9781405294973

Description

This bestselling Christmas picture book by renowned children’s author Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Jim Field, is now available in paperback for the first time. Michael Morpurgo frames his powerful message about protecting the environment in this beautiful personal story about a grandpa’s wish for his granddaughter to live in a better world.

This vital and timely story is paired with Jim Field’s emotive illustrations in this gorgeous Christmas picture book, perfect for the whole family to share. Dearest little Mia, This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card – you’ll have plenty of those – and instead of a present – you’ll have plenty of those too, I am sending you a letter … Every Christmas Mia and her family read a letter which her Grandpa wrote to her.

His letter is a warm, impassioned and heartfelt wish for a better world for Mia to live in.

He remembers fondly the times they spent in his garden finding frogs and worms and planting seeds. But Grandpa worries that all the things they love so much are in danger … His letter is a hopeful plea to Mia (and to all of us) to continue to care for and protect our precious world. Michael Morpurgo is a master storyteller who has written over one hundred books and won countless awards.

In 1976 Michael and his wife Clare started the charity Farms For City Children, which aims to relieve the poverty of experience of young children from inner city and urban areas.

In 1999 they were awarded the MBE for their work in creating these farms and in 2006 Michael received an OBE.

His novel War Horse has been adapted into a hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End play as well as a film adaptation directed by Steven Spielberg.

Michael is a tireless champion for children’s books and was formerly the Children’s Laureate. Jim Field is an award-winning illustrator, character designer and animation director.

He is perhaps best known for drawings frogs on logs in the bestselling picture book series Oi Frog!

He has illustrated children’s books with Kes Grey, Michelle Robinson, Rachel Bright, Jeanne Willis, Steve Cole and comedian David Baddiel.

His first picture book Cats Ahoy won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and he has been nominated for several other awards including the Kate Greenaway Award and the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Award.

In 2016, The Bookseller listed Jim as the 6th top selling illustrator.

Jim grew up in Farborough and now lives in Paris with his wife and daughter.

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  • 2nd Class - Saturday 18th December 2021
  • 1st Class & 1st Class Signed - Monday 20th December 2021

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Additional information

Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 27.5 × 25 × 1 cm