The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland by Carys Bexington
In Wonderland nothing is ever as it seems, especially one Christmas Eve when Santa and his reindeer arrive with a special delivery!
Twas the night before Christmas, with a wonderful twist! Lewis Carroll's classic Wonderland returns but this time instead of Alice, it's Santa's turn for an adventure down the rabbit hole. Join the Cheshire-Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the reindeer for a tea party with lots of festive fun! The Queen of Hearts hates Christmas - she's banned tinsel, mince pies and even good cheer - because when she was a little princess, the White Rabbit was late delivering her letter to Father Christmas and she didn't receive a present. But one snowy Christmas Eve, Santa finally receives her letter and races to deliver her gift! Will Santa and his reindeer be able to put the Merry back into Christmas in Wonderland? From the original publisher of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, written by debut author Carys Bexington and illustrated by star artist Kate Hindley, The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is a fun mash-up of two classics, showing the true meaning of Christmas is to be kind.
About the Author: Kate Hindley lives in Bristol. She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and went on to work for two years as a children's print designer at a studio in Northampton, whilst working freelance on children's books and greetings cards. She has exhibited with her good chums Girls Who Draw and Inkygoodness across the UK, and had a jolly good time painting up a totem pole for the Pictoplasma Character Walk exhibition 2011. Kate's first picture book The Great Snortle Hunt, written by Claire Freedman, was longlisted for the 2013 Kate Greenaway Medal. Since then Kate has provided illustrations for a number of bestselling picture books including How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, You Must Bring a Hat and Worst in Show. Carys Bexington was born and raised near the Jurassic Coast in West Dorset. She spent her childhood climbing every single tree in the fields around her family's old and draughty farm house, filling jotter after jotter with illustrated stories of her adventures. Though, her drawing skills have not improved, she hopes that her rhyming tales capture her love for a good old fashioned quest and soft spot for characters who don't always make the best choices. She lives and works near the seaside in West Dorset and The Night Before Christmas in Wonderland is her debut picture book.
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