A tender Christmas story with charming artwork by Emily Sutton, illustrator of Tiny .
A poignant, exquisitely illustrated Christmas story, with words by Delia Huddy and pictures by rising star Emily Sutton. When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the centre of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.
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Delia Huddy was an author of chidlren's fiction and picture books, including the novels The Nearly Ghost Baby and Time Piper. As well as writing, she worked as an editor and publishing director in children's publishing. She died in 2005.
Sue Heap is an award-winning illustrator whose titles include the Smarties Book Prize Gold Award-winning Cowboy Baby, its
Emily Sutton studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and has illustrated many picture books including Clara Button, Tiny: The Invisible World of Microbes and The Christmas Eve Tree. She has also created designs for Fortnum & Mason, Bettys Tea Rooms and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She lives and works in York in a house full of doll's houses.More about Emily Sutton