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The Christmas Thingy

(2000)
A Picture Book by

 
 
Eight-year-old Jessica Atkins wants a monster for Christmas. Not a big, mean monster; more of a friendly little one to play with when she comes home from school, and maybe scare away the mice who live in her big old London house. But the old housekeeper, Mrs. Murgatroyd, warns her against wishing for a monster in this house. Exactly one hundred years ago the Christmas Thingy visited this very house and stole away with a load of Christmas presents. As Mrs. Murgatroyd's mum used to say: "Like a rose must bloom and a pig must squeal, a cow must moo and a thingy must steal. It simply must." Be careful what you wish for, Jessica. The Christmas Thingy is a heartwarming story for children (and adults!) of all ages -- and a delightful fantasy for every day of the year! When the transforming power of friendship is combined with the magic of the Christmas season, anything can happen.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

December 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Christmas Thingy
Author(s): F Paul Wilson
ISBN: 1-58767-031-3 / 978-1-58767-031-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cemetery Dance Publications
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Kindle Editions

November 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Christmas Thingy
Author(s): F Paul Wilson
Publisher: IFD Publishing
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