Bah! Humbug!

Utterly heartwarming! A seasonal classic brought up to date by two giants of kids’ fiction. Can a school play of A Christmas Carol help Harry’s dad to find the spirit of Christmas? Harry Gruber is feeling pretty nervous – and not just because he’s Scrooge in his school’s Christmas play. What’s really got him worried is that his very busy father is coming to watch the performance. Harry’s pretty sure Dad won’t even stay till the curtain goes up. He’ll have to shoot off to take care of business – like always. Will the play’s message of Christmas cheer reach his father’s distracted heart?

  • A moving new take on Charles Dickens’ festive classic
  • Written by Michael Rosen, with pictures by Tony Ross
  • A heartwarming tale of family and the power of love
  • Frames the original narrative with a new modern one

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    Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen is an author, poet and broadcaster, best known for classic books like We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. He was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009

    Awards

    Michael won the Nestle Smarties prize for We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. He was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to Children’s literature in 1997, and was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.

    Awards

    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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