Upcoming events

SLEEPLESS: Discovering the Power of the Night Self with ANNABEL ABBS

16th October, 2024, Steyning Methodist Church

Book-Signing with Julia Donaldson for ‘The Christmas Pine’ & ‘Squirrel’s Snowman’ November 2021

Date: 6th November, 2021
Location: The Steyning Bookshop

What better way to mark the start of the Festive Season? Come and meet Julia Donaldson as she celebrates the release of two magical, Christmassy new books …

In 2020, Julia was commissioned to write a poem in honour of the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, an annual gift to the UK from Norway. Now, this delightful, rhyming poem, which follows the journey of a little pine tree from the deep Norwegian forest to the sparkling bright centre of London, is released as a beautiful hardback book, with gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations by Norwegian artist Victoria Sandøy.  The Christmas Pine is a modern Christmas classic!

Squirrel’s Snowman‘ is a brand new addition to Julia Donaldson’s well-loved Acorn Wood series, with charming illustrations by Axel Scheffler. In chunky board-book format, with flaps to lift on every page and a darling rhyming story which follows Squirrel and her friends as they try to collect all they need to build a snowman, this is a festive, snowy treat for toddlers!

How does the book-signing work?

The signing is organised in timed slots, from 10am onwards, ending at 1.45pm, to limit queues and crowding.

1 ticket booking admits 1 family group of up to 5 people (1/2 adults and up to 3 children).

Each ticket includes either 1 copy of The Christmas Pine (£12.99) or 1 copy of Squirrel’s Snowman (£6.99)

Additional books can be purchased at the Steyning Bookshop on the day of the signing.

Free refreshments and activities for children are included.

We are sorry, but only these pre-ordered books plus books purchased on the day at the Steyning Bookshop will be signed by Julia.


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