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The Real Family Christmas Three Stories in One

Written by Sue Mongredien

Illustrated by Kate Pankhurst

The Real Family Christmas Three Stories in One Synopsis

Join in the fun with these three funny, festive stories about Father Christmas and his bonkers family - nothing goes to plan when the Christmases are about! Disaster strikes when Nick (a.k.a. Father Christmas) catches the flu just before Christmas day, meaning that it's up to his fun-loving younger brother Harry to save the day in Uncle Christmas. In Granny Christmas Nick and Harry's Granny turns up with her grumpy pet penguin, Percy, to stay for the festive season, causing chaos with her inventions and nearly ruining all the careful preparation the boys have done! Can Granny Christmas prove to her grandsons that her inventions are more helpful than harmful? Pandemonium ensues when the whole extended Christmas family unexpectedly turn up for the festive season in Real Family Christmas! With their parents, Uncle Rufus and Aunty Ruby, three wild cousins, Great Uncle Alf and seven-year-old Ivy all staying, how can Nick and Harry make sure that Christmas goes smoothly this year? Perfect for newly confident readers or for the family to enjoy together, Sue Mongredien's The Real Family Christmas: Three Stories in One, featuring gorgeous illustrations from Kate Pankhurst, is sure to make you laugh-out-loud, getting you ready for Christmas and putting you in the festive spirit.

The Real Family Christmas Three Stories in One Press Reviews

Early readers will have tremendous fun with these short stories about Father Christmas and his crazy family. -- Marianne Levy * i Weekend * A fantastic collection of festive stories full of hilarity and adventure. -- Emma Dunn and Sandra Mallon * The Scotsman * This collection of short stories shows the chaotic, hilarious life of the Christmas family, from Father Christmas catching flu to Granny's crazy inventions. -- Sarah Kingsford * The Sunday Express *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529006933
Publication date: 31st October 2019
Author: Sue Mongredien
Illustrator: Kate Pankhurst
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages

About Sue Mongredien

Sue Mongredien is a highly successful children's author of the Frightful Families and Royal Ballet School series, plus some of the bestselling Rainbow Magic books, as well as her Oliver Moon stories. She was born in Nottingham in 1970 and studied English at Leeds University. After graduating, she worked as an editor of Children’s Books at Random House and Transworld in London before leaving to go travelling around the world for 18 months. After returning to the UK, she worked for the OUP and then the BBC. She now lives in Bath with her family. Sue Mongredien has had over 60 ...

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