Festive Reads: Santa, Please Bring Me A Gnome by An Swerts @mgriffiths163

The second of Mandie’s reviews is a short childrens’ Christmas story, Santa, Please Bring Me A Gnome by An Swerts

SPBMAG.jpgThe Official Book Blurb

Dear Santa? That’s how Tess starts her letter. You don’t have to bring me any toys this year. The only thing I want is a real gnome. Full of anticipation, Tess looks forward to the day her new friend arrives: a friend she can take everywhere, and with whom she can share everything. With Grandpa and Grandma’s help, she gets everything ready. Grandpa builds little pieces of furniture, Grandma sews a little blanket, and Tess prepares a welcome meal. And then it’s finally Christmas Eve ? Will Santa bring a real gnome?

A heartwarming picture book with wonderfully funny illustrations.

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Festive Reads: Enid Blyton’s Christmas Tales @mgriffiths163

This morning it’s two more festive reads reviewed by Mandie, starting with Enid Blyton’s Christmas Tales. These really do take on a new meaning when read with adult eyes!!

EBCT.jpgThe Official Book Blurb

Enid Blyton’s timeless collection of Christmas stories – an ideal gift for anyone who loved the stories during their own childhood to pass on to the next generation of readers.

Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories was so popular that readers asked for another collection – and here it is! Nobody captures the spirit of Christmas like Enid Blyton, and in these stories – which are perfect for reading alone or sharing – she describes the excitement of anticipating gifts, the pleasures of making special food, of singing carols, and coming together to share good times with friends and families. As ever with Blyton, there is mischief and mayhem but good always prevails in the end.

This is an entirely different set of stories to the ones included in Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories. All stories previously appeared in magazines and anthologies from the 40s and 60s. This collection contains the original texts and is unillustrated.

The stories in this collection are:
One Christmas Eve 
All the Way to Santa Claus 
Annabelle’s Little Thimble 
A Coat for the Snowman 
The Extraordinary Christmas Tree 
On His Way Home 
Good Gracious, Santa Claus! 
No Present for Benny 
First Walk in December 
The Christmas Tree Fairy 
A Christmas Legend 
The Christmas Bicycle 
The Battle in the Toyshop 
A Grand Visitor 
The Little Carol Singer 
The Man Who Wasn’t Father Christmas 
A Christmas Wish 
He Belonged to the Family 
A Hole in her Stocking 
Christmas in the Toyshop 
They Didn’t Believe in Santa Claus! 
Bobbo’s Magic Stocking 
On Christmas Night 
Little Mrs Millikin 
Second Walk in December 
The Magic Snow-bird

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