The Three Wishes : A Christmas StoryChristmas Picture Books, Wintery and Christmas Stories
From bestselling children’s author and illustrator Alan Snow comes the perfect Father Christmas origin story A beautiful, fresh take on a classic tale, once read it will become a family Christmas tradition forever. A beautifully-told and stunningly-illustrated Father Christmas origin story. Coming together like a perfect festive jigsaw, this story explains all of the traditions and myths around Santa Claus, from how he travels around the world in one night, how his sleigh and reindeer can fly, and why he leaves presents, to the origins of his red coat.
A young boy is herding his family’s reindeer when they are drawn into a mysterious cave. The cave is the holder of eternal summer, looked after by three strange characters – a wooden creature, a bird and a fish. Once entered, the cave cannot be left without time in the outside world standing still.
In his sadness at not being able to leave, the boy is granted three wishes and chooses freedom, happiness and time. He is told that they will all be granted – eventually.