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How Winston Delivered Christmas

Written by Alex T. Smith

Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

Key Stage 1 Adventure Stories Family / Home Stories

LoveReading View on How Winston Delivered Christmas

Join a brave little mouse on a big Christmas adventure!

Little mouse Winston stars in a perfect Christmas adventure. Even for a mouse, he’s small but Winston’s got a big heart and when he finds a lost letter for Father Christmas he’s determined to see it delivered. His expedition is full of challenges, but along the way he’s helped by some equally warm-hearted and generous animals, including a beautiful white cat and a rat who ‘works’ at the famous Fortesque’s department store. Winston’s good deed is rewarded and the little mouse finds a warm bed and a new family for Christmas.

This is the chapter book edition of Alex T. Smith's modern Christmas classic, with gorgeous black and white illusrations from the author throughout - the perfect festive gift for newly confident readers.

Andrea Reece

How Winston Delivered Christmas Synopsis

How Winston Delivered Christmas is a heartwarming illustrated story by Alex T. Smith, bestselling author of the Claude series.

Winston is on a Very Important Mission. On Christmas Eve, he finds a letter to Father Christmas that did not make it to the post box - so, with no time to lose, he sets out to deliver it himself in time for Christmas Day! He has a lot of Very Exciting Adventures on his Very Important Mission and makes some wonderful friends along the way. Will he find Father Christmas in time? 

How Winston Delivered Christmas Press Reviews

Utterly gorgeous stuff. -- Fiona Noble - The Bookseller

Gorgeously illustrated, this is a poignant and heart-wraming story. - Waterstones.com

Beautifully illustrated, a fantastic idea, a heartwarming story and a book that is destined to become a Christmas classic. - Carousel

Alex T. Smith's resplendently published Advent adventure . . . interwoven with creative activities is the sweet story of an intrepid and compassionate mouse delivering a letter to Santa. Illustrated with humour and elegance, this promotes kind, artistic Christmases. - Sunday Times

This is the most sumptuous book . . . a perfect Christmas book, lovingly produced with a green bookmark ribbon, a fabric spine, and beautiful colour illustrations, through which the warmth of happiness radiates . . . Magical and heartwarming. -- Clare Zinkin - minvervareads.com

There's no way I can mention Alex T Smith and Christmas and not give a shout out to his fabulous book, How Winston Delivered Christmas. The book combines creative crafts and a festive story about a brave little mouse who sets out on a Very Important Mission on Christmas Eve. I highly recommend it - it's becoming part of our Christmas family traditions! - Picture Book Perfect

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529080858
Publication date: 28th October 2021
Author: Alex T. Smith
Illustrator: Alex T. Smith
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Festive Fiction

About Alex T. Smith

A World Book Day Author 2019   Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five - an illustrator specializing in the world of children’s publishing.   Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, ...

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