The magic of winter is captured perfectly in this collection of prose, lyrical poetry and dramatic pictures. The wild weather of the winter season and the festive spirit of Christmas glows through the narrative which includes a wordless Midwinter Night's Dream and the story of a Christmas tree ritual which brings a boy and his grandpa closer.
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" . . . this book will be in demand for reading aloud or reading alone." --"Booklist"About the Author:
Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series.
Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series.
Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature.
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Book Description Red Fox, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 009918611X
Book Description Red Fox, 1995. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11009918611X