Little Puggle’s Christmas

New Frontier
Vikki Conley, illustrated by Hélène Magisson
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Age range 3 to 6

Christmas in the Australian bush is Puggle’s favourite time of year. All the animals return to decorate the oldest tree, and to prepare for the big day. Every year, Puggle tries to help. But even though Puggle tries hardest, none of the special Christmas jobs seem to suit him.

In despair, Puggle waddles off to his special place where he makes a Christmas wish on the first shooting star...but is it actually a shooting star? And what is stuck in the billabong?

Can Puggle save Christmas and make his Christmas wish come true?

Contributor Bio

Vikki Conley has worked as a professional writer, with diverse communities in Africa, Asia and Australia, for over 20 years. She is an intrepid traveller, nature lover and creative all-rounder. Vikki writes and shares stories that celebrate the spirit of wonder, freedom and adventure that she wishes every child could enjoy. She is one of the fastest emerging children’s authors, with seven picture books being released over four years. Her title Amira’s Suitcase became a CBCA Shortlisted Book in 2022 and Little Puggle’s Song became a CBCA Notable Book in 2020.

Hélène Magisson started her artistic career as a painting restorer in Paris, where she was also trained in the art of medieval illumination. Hélène has lived in Africa, France and India but has now settled down in Australia with her family. Her travels both inspire and enrich her work. In 2013, she started a new career in children’s books illustration. Since then, she has illustrated several books, including classics like The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco and more contemporary stories like Slowly! Slowly! by TM Clark, CBCA 2018 Notable Picture Book of the Year.

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