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Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present

30th Anniversary

John Burningham’s Father Christmas is kindly and determined as he uses any means of transport to deliver his final git when the reindeer are tucked up in bed with a cold after a long night of present delivering on Christmas Eve. This quietly joyful story of empathy and determination was first published in 1993 and is 30 years old this year. It is a delightful classic, beautifully and magically illustrated using a variety of techniques including collage, ink, watercolour and photography for storytelling effect. Original artwork from the book is on display at the Harley Gallery for Christmas.

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