Sunday, 24 December 2017

Booky Advent Calendar Day 24 - Christmas Eve! Bonus Book Number 3 "The Christmas Eve Tree" by Delia Huddy and Emily Sutton (Walker Books)

We've saved the best till last, a Christmas Eve classic that's going to really warm the cockles of your heart.

Our final Booky Advent Calendar book this year is the fabulous "The Christmas Eve Tree" by Delia Huddy and Emily Sutton.

It's the night before christmas, and just as the shops are about to close a young homeless boy spies a rather forlorn looking tree in a store.

No one wants to buy it, everyone prefers its taller brothers and sisters but the boy begs and pleads with the shop owner, who gives the tree as a final Christmas gift to the poor lad.

Down by the river, as the cold night draws in, the tree is dressed and decorated by the boy. But there's more christmas magic afoot, as they both find themselves at the centre of an amazing christmas miracle.

Be prepared to dive for a box of tissues with this one, it tugs on your heart strings and if you're snuggled up tonight with a cup of cocoa, spare a thought for those who may have to spend the night out on the streets with this story of hope and kindness.

"The Christmas Eve Tree" by Delia Huddy and Emily Sutton is out now, published by Walker Books (kindly supplied for review). 

Merry Christmas Everyone! See you in 2018!