To Orla, Christmas means Gran, so when it looks like Gran won’t make it this year, everything feels a lot less festive. And with Christmas spirit everywhere at an all-time low, the whole of Dublin is in darkness.
But then the fairy lights on Orla’s Christmas tree come to life and take her on an enchanting adventure to the National Library, Grafton Street, Stephen’s Green and the GPO. Together, Orla and her new friends attempt to restore the meaning of Christmas and holiday cheer…
A heart-warming festive story that brings Dublin at Christmas to life
Nicola Colton is an Irish illustrator/author living in Bristol. Her book A Dublin Fairytale was Hodges Figgis’ bestselling children’s book of the decade and won the Literacy Association of Ireland Award. Jasper & Scruff, her first fiction series as author and illustrator, was a Guardian book of the month.