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Father Christmas's Last Present

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Father Christmas's Last Present by Marie-Aude Murail
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Julien's parents talk about Father Christmas endlessly, but he doesn't believe in him any more. Nevertheless he humours his parents and writes Father Christmas a letter asking for a video games console, just like his cousin Patrick's. His parents think it might be a bit expensive, but Julien is sure Father Christmas can cover it. Sure enough, on Christmas morning, with his mother and father feigning surprise, there it is. Then his mother spots another parcel under the tree. It doesn't look very exciting and no one knows where it's come from. Julien tears the paper off and is delighted with what he finds ...-Julien's parents talk about Father Christmas all the time, but Julien doesn't believe in him anymore. Even so, to keep his parents happy he writes Father Christmas a letter asking for a video game console, just like his cousin Patrick. His parents think it might be expensive, but Julien is confident Father Christmas can afford it. Sure enough, on Christmas morning there it is. Then his mother spots another parcel under the tree. It doesn't look very exciting and no one knows where it's come from...

Author Biography

Marie-Aude Murail (Author) Marie-Aude Murail studied at the Sorbonne and has written several books for children under the pseudonom Moka (Elsewhere, Nothing is Black or White, The Blue Lantern, illustrated by Yvan Pommaux and Excuse Me, illustrated by Serge Bloch). She has lived in Paris and Bordeaux, but now lives in Orl-ans Marie-Aude has three children and two grandchildren. Elvire Murail (Author) Elvire Murail studied at Cambridge and published her first novel for adults in 1983. She began writing for children in 1989, and has written over fifty books. Elvire also works as a scriptwriter for cinema and television. Quentin Blake (Illustrator) Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
Release date NZ
October 23rd, 2003
Contributor
Illustrated by Quentin Blake
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Jonathan Cape Ltd
Pages
32
Dimensions
137x185x11
ISBN-13
9780224070218
Product ID
1660874

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