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Renowned children’s author Michael Morpurgo has teamed up with bestselling illustrator Jim Field for this year’s most heart-warming picture book, Grandpa Christmas.

Every Christmas Mia and her family read a letter which her Grandpa wrote to her. His letter is a warm, impassioned and heartfelt wish for a better world for Mia to live in. He remembers fondly the times they spent in his garden finding frogs and worms and planting seeds.

But Grandpa worries that all the things they love so much are in danger…

His letter is a hopeful plea to Mia (and to all of us) to continue to care for and protect our precious world.

Grandpa Christmas is guaranteed to melt hearts around the world this festive season. Watch this exclusive trailer to read the start of Grandpa’s message to Mia and glimpse some of illustrator Jim Field’s beautiful illustrations from the book.

Dearest little Mia, 

This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card – you’ll have plenty of those – and instead of a present – you’ll have plenty of those too, I am sending you a letter . . . 

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Grandpa Christmas is the perfect gift to remind anyone – little or big – of the duty we have to our planet. It’s available now at all good bookshops and online here.

Earlier this year, Egmont staff picked their favourite Michael Morpurgo stories. Read more to find out which ones they chose >>