Shirley Hughes has illustrated more than 200 children's books and is one of the best-loved writers for children. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been awarded the OBE for her distinguished service to children's literature. In 2007, Dogger was voted the UK's favourite Kate Greenaway Medal-winning book of all time. Shirley lives in West London.
"You can almost smell the seasonal sugar and spice in Snow in
the Garden: A First Book of Christmas from Shirley Hughes.
Nobody captures the joy of each season, the way the light falls and
the world looks at different times of the year, or the tiny details
of family life, quite as well as Hughes. This collection of
Christmas-themed stories, poems, recipes and craft ideas deserves
to become as well-thumbed and covered in crumbs as all of her
previous books." * The Observer *
"A glorious, gentle countdown to Christmas." * The Times, Children's Book of the Week *
"A seasonal collection [...] accompanied by beautiful illustrations." * The Sunday Express *
"It sums up Christmas beautifully." * Picture Books Blogger *
"Perfect seasonal companion!" * Angels and Urchins *