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Alfie's Christmas
Alfie's Christmas

Alfie's Christmas



32 Pages, 9.75 x 9.75

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $11.99 (US $11.99)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9781782957249

Rights: US

Transworld Publishers (Nov 2017)
Red Fox

Price: $11.99


It's Christmas for Alfie, and what a celebration this stocking stuffer-sized picture book is!

Join Alfie and Annie Rose for Christmas! Alfie opens his advent calendar and makes cards and presents. He sings carols and decorates the tree. And he writes a special letter to Father Christmas. But what will Father Christmas bring on Christmas Day? It's going to be such an exciting day!


"Brimming with nostalgic appeal, Alfie and Annie Rose are busy with advent calendars, Christmas trees and carols. Perfect for sharing in the build-up to the big day." —The Bookseller

"Hughes' loving observation reflects our better selves." —Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

"Childhood would be diminished without Hughes's simple, perfectly told tales of family life . . . Heartbreakingly beautiful illustrations . . . Hughes's wonderful London street scene is, for me, the perfect Christmas Day in a walnut shell." —The Times, Children's Books of the Year

"With their gentle illustrations of family life Shirley Hughes' Alfie stories have been entertaining pre-school children for more than 30 years. In Alfie's Christmas the little boy is excitedly making decorations, writing cards and buying presents. An enchanting book that will get everyone in the Christmas spirit." —Emma Lee-Potter, Daily Express

"Alfie and Annie-Rose fans can catch a wonderful glimpse into their adventures in the run-up to Christmas. Shirley Hughes has captured excitement and expectation, as Alfie and his family prepare for the big day. Our Mumsnet December book of the month." —

Author Biography

Shirley Hughes has written more than 200 books, creating enduring characters like Alfie and Dogger, who have thrilled children and adults alike with their tales of growing up and everyday discovery. Her many awards include the Kate Greenaway Medal and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for her services to children's literature.