Delia Huddy grew up surrounded by books. After taking a degree in
English at King's College London, she began to work in publishing,
first at Constable & Co, then Hamish Hamilton, and then with close
friend Julia MacRae at Julia MacRae Books. Latterly she became
Editorial Director at Random House Children's Books. Alongside her
distinguished career in publishing, Delia wrote for children and
young people - novels, picture books and young fiction - over 30
titles in all. At the end of her life, in 2005, Delia was working
on the text for The Christmas Eve Tree.
Emily Sutton graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in illustration. As well as illustrating picture books, she paints, sculpts and designs prints. Her first book with Walker, TINY: The Invisible World of Microbes, written by Nicola Davies, began an exciting new strand of very young non fiction. Emily lives in York. Visit Emily at www.emillustrates.com.
Now in paperback, this contemporary story, with a strong message of
tolerance and hope, is a classic in the making. * The Bookseller
An extremely touching, thought-provoking and exquisitely-illustrated picture book in the true spirit of Christmas. An unwanted Christmas tree falls into the right hands with uplifting results. * Cambridge Magazine *
A poignant, exquisitely illustrated Christmas story, with pictures by rising star Emily Sutton. * Out and About - Newbury *
"This is a truly lovely story with gorgeous illustrations that are sure to add a touch of true Christmas spirit." * Madeformums.co.uk *
"A beautiful, lyrical story with a classic feel, very contemporary theme and a gentle, ongoing sense of hope." * Fallen Star Stories *