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An advent story told in twenty-four-and-a-half chapters! 

When a mouse named Winston finds a lost letter addressed to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, he sets off an unforgettable journey to personally deliver the letter to Santa! How Winston Delivered Christmas is a heart-warming story, organized in twenty-four-and-a-half chapters, to share during the countdown to Christmas. Starting on December 1st, children can read a chapter a day, and each chapter is followed by a fun and festive holiday activity to complete. This illustrated advent story tells of the adventures of an adorable mouse and how a good deed can lead to a very happy ending. 

“Elegantly expressive art may make this a holiday favorite.” —Publishers Weekly
 “A Christmas cozy, read straight or bit by bit through the season.” —Kirkus Reviews

About the Author


Alex T. Smith is the creator of the much-loved and bestselling Claude fiction series for early readers. He was the official World Book Day illustrator in 2014, and other recent accolades include the UKLA Picture Book Award for Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion and the Children’s Book of the World Illustration Award for illustrating Dodie Smith’s The Hundred and One Dalmatians. When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching, and eavesdropping. He lives under the watchful eye of his small canine companions, who are a constant source of inspiration to him.

Praise For…


A Christmas cozy, read straight or bit by bit through the season.
— Kirkus Reviews

In a 24-and-a-half-chapter advent story, Smith delivers a lively holiday adventure. When a distracted boy named Oliver loses his letter to Santa in the wind and snow, Winston the mouse finds it and sets out to ensure that the letter arrives at its destination: “This letter needed to get to Santa Claus!” Memorable moments from his journey include hitching a ride on the back of Lady Prudence Merryweather-Whiskerton the Third, a cat who prefers to dine on salmon over mouse, and flying into the snowy night on a toy plane. Smith includes instructions for Christmas-themed craft activities between chapters (a pom-pom robin, a paper chain); it’s a clever way to keep readers to one chapter a day. Though the narrative’s tone can be a touch twee, the lengthy, interactive format and Smith’s plucky, at times elegantly expressive art may make this a holiday favorite. Ages 6–8. (Sept.)
— Publishers Weekly

Illustrated with humour and elegance…
— Sunday Times

Utterly gorgeous stuff.
— Fiona Noble

Beautifully written, a fantastic idea, heartwarming story and a book that is destined to become a Christmas classic.
— Carousel

This is a perfect Christmas book, lovingly produced with a green bookmark ribbon, a fabric spine, and beautiful colour illustrations, through which the warmth of happiness radiates—a lit shop window, a kitchen all a-glow, a dolls’ house, headlights in the snow. Magical and heartwarming
— MinervaReads


Product Details
ISBN: 9781684129836
ISBN-10: 1684129834
Publisher: Silver Dolphin Books
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Pages: 176

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