Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Booky Advent Calendar 2017 Day 13 - "Winter Magic" curated by Abi Elphinstone (Simon and Schuster)

Another glorious wintry book chock full of magic adds to our festive Chapter Book celebration and a worthy entry on our Booky Advent Calendar for Day 13.

Here's "Winter Magic", another utterly amazing anthology of stories curated by Abi Elphinstone.

Abi's own story "The Snow Dragon" tails off a superb collection of stories from some of the greats in children's literature.

Folk such as  Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward, Michelle Harrison and Emma Carroll contribute a wondrous mix of stories, with dragons and elves, mountains and magic and of course a wonderful dusting of festive snow.

It's the sort of book that's perfect for curling up with, armed with a huge mug of cocoa (with marshmallows of course, as Charlotte quite rightly just added!)

"Winter Magic" by Abi Elphinstone, Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward, Michelle Harrison and Emma Carroll is out now, published by Simon and Schuster (kindly supplied for review). 

3 comments :

  1. I absolutely loved this book, it's such a treat for a winter's night. Reading it made me feel the same way that I felt when I first stepped into Narnia : )

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  2. Ooh I'm going to remember this book for next year, sounds like it'd be great for my daughter and a good way to discover different authors too!

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  3. Definitely a lovely way to 'sample' all these amazing authors for sure (we're huge fans of Abi's writing but also Piers Torday who just NAILS that atmosphere of childhood discovery and adventure perfectly in his stories). So many greats though and yep, definitely worth picking up! Thanks both for commenting!

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