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Mac’s Christmas Star

Margaret Forrester
Sandra Klaassen


Range: Picture Kelpies Paperback 32 pages colour illustrations 254 x 210 mm ISBN: 9780863158421 Publication date: 20 September 2012
Genre: Animals Ideal for ages: 3, 4, 5 and 6

It's Christmas Eve in Mac the cat's house. As Mac plots to climb up to the sparkly star at the top of the Christmas tree, his friend Catriona peeks at her present.

What could possibly go wrong?

A heart-warming festive story from the much-loved Edinburgh cat.


'A beautifully illustrated picture book that captures the atmosphere of a real Christmas ... A lovely new Christmas story for younger children.'
-- Families Magazine

'A heartwarming festive story for all the family. Beautifully illustrated, it brings the excitement of Christmas alive and would be a perfect stocking gift for children of all ages.'
-- Catworld

'I really loved the story and the pictures are beautiful, very warm and Christmassy.'
-- Esme, aged 6, Catworld

'Soft-focus watercolor illustrations match the old-fashioned flavor of the story'
-- Kirkus Reviews

'This is a lovely, simple story with no agenda and of course beautiful pictures.'
-- Lothian Life

'A quietly emotional family story set in Edinburgh'
-- Publishers Weekly

'An ideal book for new readers and ideal for Christmas ... This short story has seasonal warmth charm and is enhanced by the expressive and detailed illustrations.'
-- The Scotsman

'A beautiful story. Perfect for a winter evening and particularly for Christmas.'
-- Armadillo Magazine

'It is a gentle warm story full of festive spirit where well-drawn characters experience real feelings and show it in their words.'
-- Books for Keeps

'A lovely book about the realities of family life: about making mistakes and learning from them.'

'A gently amusing merry story complemented by soft water-colour illustrations.'
-- Carousel

Mac's Christmas Star


Margaret Forrester was born and brought up in Edinburgh. She worked in India and England before returning to Edinburgh where she was a Church of Scotland minister and chaplain to two primary schools. She is the author of two picture books, My Cat Mac and…

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Sandra Klaassen was born in 1959 in the Netherlands and lived for many years on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, from where she drew her inspiration for picture books Peg the Little Sheepdog, and Uan the Little Lamb. She has illustrated…

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