Evie's Christmas Wishes
Christmas is coming and Evie is wishing, wishing …
Evie can hardly wait for Christmas to arrive. There is lots of festive fun to be had, from rehearsing for the school play, to decorating the tree, to wrapping presents. As she prepares for the big day with her parents and classmates, she is wishing, wishing, wishing. Suddenly, her wishes begin to come true! Just not in the way she expects. A wish for a reindeer results in a reindeer decoration being found in the attic, a wish for a singing part in her school play sees the whole class (Evie included) all singing along together, and her wish for a white Christmas sees a brief sprinkle of snowfall on Christmas Eve. Her biggest wish of all is fora baby siste, which also partially comes true, in a very surprising way.
Siobhan Parkinson is one of Ireland's best-known writers for children. She has written more than thirty books, most of them for children and teenagers, for which she has won a bagful of awards and nominations, and her books have been translated into about twenty languages. She was Ireland's first Children's Laureate. She is visually impaired, which means she has to rely mainly on audiobooks for reading, and she works by using magnification software and a voice on her computer. She lives in Dublin in Ireland with her husband, who is a woodturner and without her grown-up son, who is a book editor.
Shannon Bergin is an Irish illustrator, avid doodler and tea drinker. She graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design in the south west of Ireland in 2018 and can usually be found wandering in forests, curled up with a book or hunched over her desk illustrating colourful images, often mistaking her paint-water for tea.