Author(s): James Mayhew
Christmas is a magical time of year, when absolutely anything incredible can happen. So when Katie and Jack are woken up late on Christmas Eve by a loud sneeze, little do they realise that they are about to embark on the most amazing evening! Soon they are flying high across London, over snow-dusted landmarks, through the star-scattered sky with the one and only Father Christmas, in his sleigh, with his magical reindeer! But can they help Father Christmas to deliver all his presents and be back in time for Christmas morning? This story is illustrated with James's extraordinarily beautiful artwork and features some of London's best sights, including: Big Ben Buckingham Palace Covent Garden Trafalgar Square And many more landmarks
Wonderful... magical... the foiled cover and magical illustrations of London in all her festive glory make this book the perfect Christmas gift. Parents in Touch Much to see in each page spread that children will be enthralled and wrapped up in this book for many readings... brilliant stuff. Read It Daddy! A charming story, beautifully illustrated in James Mayhew's distinctive style. The rich panoramic views of London make this book a feast for the eyes. Carousel Ideal for the night before, or after, Christmas. New Statesman James Mayhew has been entertaining youngsters with his Katie series for 25 years. Daily Express Wonderfully Christmassy... simply beautiful. Books for Keeps Extraordinary... all the hallmarks of a magical London Christmas. The School Run A beautifully starry, sparkly view of the capital. Daily Express A charming story, beautifully illustrated in James Mayhew's distinctive style... a feast for the eyes. Carousel Beautifully illustrated. Ham & High A lovely story with stunning illustrations... sure to enthrall young readers. Families A fabulously festive story... beautifully illustrated. A firm family favourite. Aldershot News and Mail Enchanting. Evening Echo
James Mayhew trained at Maidstone College of Art and his first children's book, Katie's Picture Show was published in 1989. It's been firmly in print ever since, recognised universally as the original and best introduction to art for children. Many more titles have followed, and the series sells in museums and galleries all over the world, from the Met in New York, to the Uffizi in Florence, the Louvre in Paris and beyond. Alongside his work in publishing, James has collaborated on many ambitious and imaginative projects for children. In particular he has devised and performed in a hugely successful series of concerts for children, combining live classical music, storytelling and live art. From Peter and the Wolf, to Scheherazade, James has worked with many different orchestras and musicians, including the acclaimed Orchestra of the Music Makers from Singapore. He has given performances at many illustrious venues and festivals including The Royal Opera House, The Cheltenham Music Festival and Lichfield Cathedral. James lives in Hertfordshire with his family.