The Winter Wish

The Winter Wish

By Author / Illustrator

Helen Mortimer, illus Rachael Dean


Family & Home

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HarperCollins Publishers








A glorious Christmas story, full of festive sparkle from the illustrator of The Primrose Railway Children.

William lives in Words of Wonder, a perfect bookshop full of stories and delights. He has always lived there with his family, ever since he was a baby, and now he is thirty-seven books tall. But times are hard, and the bookshop is struggling, so William takes it upon himself to create the most beautiful Christmas window to draw people in - with a leaping reindeer, pulling a sleigh full of stories. And then one night, as Christmas draws near, the reindeer comes to life and all William's wishes for his family and all the shops around come true . . . making a Christmas to remember through the power of words and hope.

A beautiful new picture book, full of the magic of Christmas!



I can't wait to snuggle up this December and read The Winter Wish to my daughter. This is a charming tale of how one child's wish can change everything. The illustrations are beautiful and you can imagine walking into the book shop and browsing the shelf finding you next perfect read. Magic is dotted throughout the story and I couldn't wait to fine out what would happen on each page. A truly delightful Christmas story.

Picture book / Reviewed by Jennifer Bevan, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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