Author(s): Rebecca Beyer and Linley Wellington
Sam is not happy about moving house, but it all comes right after meeting a neighbour and as the family starts a new Christmas tradition. A gentle story that explores the themes of family and Christmas traditions in a classic Kiwi Christmas setting. Rebecca Beyer and Linley Wellington are children's librarians. They are also the authors of Daniel's Matariki Feast (2014), also illustrated by Christine Ross. A Maori edition, Ta Daniel Hakari Matariki, was published in 2015. Christine Ross has illustrated many school readers as well as books for a variety of publishers and has received the Unesco Noma Concours Award, the Russell Clark Award and the Aim Children's Book Award. For Duck Creek Press she has also illustrated John Joe's Tune: How New Zealand Got Its National Anthem by Tania Atkinson (2015).