Author(s): Shirley Hughes
When Bronwen & Dylan are frightened by noises from the chimney on Christmas Eve, they run straight into the arms of their neighbour Mrs O'Riley. As they step next door for the first time, it's not just Bronwen & Dylan who can stop being afraid of what's on the other side of their walls - Mam might just find a blessing there too.
"a touching story of children growing up in hard times but surrounded by love... [a] feast of a picture book stuffed full of wonderful details" (Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids) "a delightful snapshot of an era... a great read" (Daily Mail)"
The doyenne of children's literature, Shirley has won the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for her services to children's literature. Shirley lives in London, W11.