Wishyouwas: The tiny guardian of lost letters (Hardback)
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Wishyouwas: The tiny guardian of lost letters (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 30/09/2021
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Classic-feeling storytelling with bags of charm. Fans of thrilling animal adventure and enchanting underground worlds will fall in love with Wishyouwas. It's 1952 in smog-shrouded London. Christmas might be fast approaching, but with her mum away and Uncle Frank busy running the post office, Penny Black is lonelier than ever. All that changes when Penny discovers a small, fluffy, funny, springy and - most importantly - talking creature in the post office one night, trying to make off with a letter. But Wishyouwas is no thief. He's a Sorter, and he soon introduces Penny to a fascinating secret world hidden in the tunnels underneath the city's streets. Self-appointed guardians of lost mail, the Sorters have dedicated their lives to rescuing letters that have gone astray and making sure they get delivered to their rightful owners. Penny is determined to protect the Sorters, but how long will she be able to keep them safe with Stanley Scrawl, the sinister Royal Mail Rat Catcher, on the prowl? Can Penny save the Sorters and deliver a joyful Christmas? With beautiful black and white illustrations and embellishments from the talented Penny Neville-Lee, and an extra special surprise beneath the jacket, Wishyouwas is a gorgeous hardback to gift and treasure.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526641212
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 332 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


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A whirlwind adventure unfolds from the moment that lonely Penny Black helps a mysterious furry creature escape from a mouse trap in her uncle's post office. Rich in word play, this is a magical and cleverly created world of make-believe * Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids *
Wishyouwas is a heartwarming, feel-good story set to be a future classic. * ReadingZone *
A delightfully charming feel-good tale that will be enjoyed for years to come * Mrs Sydney's Famous World's Smallest Library *
Reminiscent of The Borrowers with a lovely Royal Mail twist, it is captivating from beginning to end. * Scope for Imagination *
Enchanting and full of imagination... Wishyouwas is destined to become a much-loved classic book * K and O: Bonkers About Books *
This will make the best read aloud in the run up to Christmas, and I bet teachers and their classes will completely and utterly fall in love with this story! * A Little But A Lot *
For a feel-good, fast-paced, magical Christmas journey beneath London then look no further than Wishyouwas ... it's a story you can get truly lost in! * Treat Yo Shelf *

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“A heartwarming, enchanting tale”

Penny Black is staying with her Uncle Frank in his Post Office while her Mum is away, when she discovers a small, furry animal spiriting away a mislabelled letter one night. Wishyouwas is a 'sorter' - tiny,... More

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“A delightful Christmas tale for all year round”

There was a time when reading a book set at Christmas just as the children returned to school, in temperatures in the high twenties, would have seemed very odd to me, but with numerous festive reads floating about at... More

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“A brilliant middle grade Christmassy story!”

This is the most adorable chapter book with a fantastic Christmassy vibe! The perfect book to cheer you up on a cold, rainy day!

The story starts in 1952 in smog- shrouded London. Penny discovers what she thinks is... More

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