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    • ISBN:9781444931747
    • Publication date:04 Oct 2018

Is it Really Nearly Christmas?

By Joyce Dunbar
Illustrated by Victoria Turnbull

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An enchanting Christmas picture book about the anticipation of Christmas Eve from a gifted storyteller and a new talent in children's illustration.

'This isn't any old night, this is a magic night!'

There's only one more sleep till Christmas and Lucas and Willow, the moon and the stars are all waiting ... While they wait, the children remember everything they love about Christmas, but they don't notice that the magic has already begun ...

This is a stunning picture book from a gifted storyteller and award-winning illustrator that perfectly captures the joy and anticipation of Christmas Eve.

Victoria Turnbull's debut picture book The Sea Tiger was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2015.

Biographical Notes

Joyce Dunbar (Author)
Joyce Dunbar has published more than 80 books. Translated into 20 languages, she is best known for her lively and quirky picture books stories, with their wide emotional range. She has, as Philippa Pearce once said in a review, 'a passionate authenticity of imagination.' She revels in the joy of language, the playfulness of words, and in seeing her work fabulously brought to life by world class illustrators. She has written many stories for radio and television and contributed to several anthologies.

Victoria Turnbull (Illustrator)
Victoria Turnbull was born in York, and spent her childhood absorbed by books and drawing. She went on to study for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and in 2013, won the Association of Illustrators New Talent Award in the Children's Book category. Victoria now lives in London, where she both writes and illustrates her own stories. The Sea Tiger, published by Templar, was her debut picture book.

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  • ISBN: 9781444931730
  • Publication date: 17 Oct 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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