Title: One Christmas Eve
Author: Corinne Fenton
Illustrator: Marjorie Crosby-Fairall
This is a truly delightful book and one I will be giving my granddaughters this Christmas.
Award winning Corinne Fenton has skillfully written a charming story about a girl going to Luna Park with her Grandfather. The illustrations are magnificent and the thought that Bella had been given one silver coin for the ride she chooses is a bit magical. I simply love the joyful feeling the book evokes.
Corinne has again been awarded the accolade of having Myers Melbourne and Brisbane put her book in their window as their Christmas window display.
Corinne describes the book on her blog:
The story is of a 7-year-old girl called Bella who visits Luna Park with her Grandpa on Christmas Eve 1968. Grandpa gives her a silver coin to spend on whatever ride she chooses – then Bella sees the beautiful carousel – ‘Would it be enough for just one ride?’
The back story is that Bella is of Italian descent and while her parents are in Italy visiting relatives, Bella is staying with her grandparents who live near Luna Park.
The book celebrates Christmas, family, caring for one another and people settling in Australia and of course, the magic of Christmas.