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9781526641212

Wishyouwas - Limited Edition

Wishyouwas - Limited Edition

by Alexandra Page

Publisher Bloomsbury Children's

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  • UK First Edition
  • First Printing
  • Hardcover
  • Limited Edition
  • Sprayed Edges


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About the book

Classic-feeling storytelling with bags of charm. Fans of thrilling animal adventure and enchanting underground worlds will fall in love with Wishyouwas.

It's 1952 in smog-shrouded London. Christmas might be fast approaching, but with her mum away and Uncle Frank busy running the post office, Penny Black is lonelier than ever.

All that changes when Penny discovers a small, fluffy, funny, springy and - most importantly - talking creature in the post office one night, trying to make off with a letter. But Wishyouwas is no thief. He's a Sorter, and he soon introduces Penny to a fascinating secret world hidden in the tunnels underneath the city's streets. Self-appointed guardians of lost mail, the Sorters have dedicated their lives to rescuing letters that have gone astray and making sure they get delivered to their rightful owners.

Penny is determined to protect the Sorters, but how long will she be able to keep them safe with Stanley Scrawl, the sinister Royal Mail Rat Catcher, on the prowl? Can Penny save the Sorters and deliver a joyful Christmas?

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About the Author

Alexandra Page

Alexandra Page is a writer of picture book texts and young fiction.

She grew up between England and Zimbabwe, making up stories to entertain her younger sisters and brother. After studying English Literature she settled in London and worked for several years in the production departments at Penguin, Puffin and Walker Books, before becoming a freelance project manager in the City. She loves to travel, swim and spend time with her husband and daughter in her favourite place, Budapest.

In 2019, Alexandra’s early middle grade novel, Wishyouwas, was shortlisted for the Times Chicken House prize and won the WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award. It was published in 2021 by Bloomsbury Children’s Books, with a sequel to follow in 2023. Alexandra’s debut picture book, The Fire Fox, was published by the Two Hoots imprint at Macmillan in 2021, with another Stef Murphy collaboration, The Worry Tiger, to follow in 2022.

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