The magic of winter is captured perfectly in this collection of prose, lyrical poetry and dramatic pictures. The wild weather of the winter season and the festive spirit of Christmas glows through the narrative which includes a wordless Midwinter Night's Dream and the story of a Christmas tree ritual which brings a boy and his grandpa closer.
This is an unusual but beautiful collection of poems, prose and wordless picture stories to celebrate the winter season. Throughout the book Hughes' vibrant and sensitive illustrations of wintery scenes link the stories seamlessly.
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"Another beguiling thematic collection . . . Best, once again, are Hughes's marvelous illustrations--the glowing lamplight, the gloom brightened by an occasional sunset, the characters observed with matchless wit and affection. As welcome as a cozy blaze on a raw winter day." --Kirkus Reviews " . . . this book will be in demand for reading aloud or reading alone." --Booklist
About Shirley Hughes
Shirley was born in West Kirby, near Liverpool, and studied fashion and dress design at Liverpool Art School, before continuing her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. She then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator in London, where she still lives today. She illustrated other writers' work, including Noel Streatfeild, Alison Uttley, Ian Seraillier, Margaret Mahy and notably Dorothy Edwards's My Naughty Little Sister series. Shirley began to write and draw her own picture books when her children were young. Her first book - Lucy and Tom's Day - was published in 1960, and she followed it with, among others, Dogger and the Alfie series. Shirley Hughes has won the Other Award, the Eleanor Farjeon Award, and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration twice, for Dogger in 1977 and for Ella's Big Chance in 2003. In 2007 Dogger was voted the public's favourite Greenaway winner of all time. Shirley received an OBE in 1999 for services to Children's Literature, and is the first recipient of Booktrust's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Stories By Firelight by Shirley Hughes
Used - Very Good
Random House Children's Publishers UK
Winner of Kurt Maschler Award 1993
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