Russell's Christmas Magic
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Russell's Christmas Magic by Rob Scotton
Book DescriptionCelebrate a very merry Christmas with best-selling picture book character, Russell the Sheep! When Santa and his broken sleigh are stranded in Firefly Wood, Santa is sure that Christmas will have to be cancelled. That is, until Russell the Sheep comes to the rescue! With a clatter and a bang, Russell shows that hard work and a little imagination can make a magic that is all his own. Everyone's favourite woolly sheep is baaaack in a Christmas story perfect for any eager child awaiting Santa's arrival.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007206261
(265mm x 259mm x 4mm)
Imprint: HarperCollins Children's Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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US Kirkus Review » In the third story in a series about Russell the sheep, he comes to Santa's aid and saves Christmas through his inventiveness and hard work. Russell, still wearing his impossibly long, blue-and-white-striped stocking cap, is lighting the lanterns hanging on a forest tree on Christmas Eve with his faithful frog sidekick while the other sheep sleep. When Santa and the reindeer have an unfortunate crash in the nearby woods, their sleigh is broken beyond repair, and Santa thinks he must cancel Christmas. Russell springs into action, locating, renovating and painting an old wrecked car to create a new sleigh in time to join Santa for the rest of his Christmas Eve flight. (How the helpful sheep completed this project in such a short time must have been some sort of holiday magic.) Russell is a comical character with bulgy, expressive eyes and a winning, can-do attitude, and his unusual hat defies all the laws of physics. Scotton's whimsical illustrations, lit with a misty, blue-gray light, have an edgy charm unusual in Christmas stories. Kids will like the shiny, red roadster-sleigh, which has much more style than the standard model. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Rob Scotton
Rob Scotton had only to look out of his studio window to find the inspiration for Russell. The rolling countryside surrounding his home is brimming with sheep, other wildlife, sheep, rural beauty, and more sheep. An honours graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.
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