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The Empty Stocking

The Empty StockingIt's Christmas Eve and there's one very important question on everyone's mind – Have YOU been good this year?

For twins Sam and Charlie this is a big worry. Charlie has been especially naughty and everyone is sure that she won't get any presents AT ALL. But when Santa makes a mistake, it's up to naughty Charlie to put things right. Will her last-minute secret act of kindness be enough to redeem her after all?

Published by Puffin, this brilliantly funny and heart-warming story is perfect for Christmas.

Author Richard Curtis is the award-winning and international film director and scriptwriter of films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones' Diary. He brings his signature heartwarming and humorous style to The Empty Stocking with illustrator Rebecca Cobb.

Rebecca has worked with Orange Prize-winner Helen Dunmore on two picture storybooks and also created two solo picture books – the Greenaway nominated Missing Mummy and the delicious Lunctime. She recently collaborated with Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson on a new picture book entitled The Paper Dolls.

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