Rumer Godden reawakens all the old magic of Christmas in this story about a lonely little orphan girl, a doll without an owner, and a kind lady with a christmas tree and no-one to enjoy it.
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It is the day before Christmas and the toys in Mr Blossom's shop know it is their last chance to be sold. Holly, a little doll dressed especially for Christmas, wishes hard for her own special child to come and buy her. But the day ends and Holly is left in the window. Early on Christmas morning, a little lost girl finds herself outside the toyshop. Ivy has never had a doll to love. Or a family to love her. When she sees Holly, she knows that this doll is meant for her. And Holly knows that this girl is the one that she was wishing for. But Ivy has no money, and the shop is closed. There will be no Christmas Day for Holly and Ivy - will there?About the Author:
Rumer Godden was one of the UK's most distinguished authors. She wrote many well-known for adults and children, including THE DOLLS' HOUSE and THE DIDDAKOI, which won the Whitbread Children's Books Award in 1972. THE STORY OF HOLLY AND IVY was first published by Macmillan in 1958. Rumer was awarded the OBE in 1993 and died in 1998, aged ninety. Christian Birmingham is one of the most outstanding children's books illustrators of his generation. He has been shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award, the Kurt Maschler Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Prize. His line drawings illustrate many best-selling novels by the Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.
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Book Description Puffin Books, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140305092