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  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143775829
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

Granny McFlitter: The Knit Before Christmas



Fast-knitting Granny McFlitter is CRAFTIER THAN EVER in this very special Christmas story by Heather Haylock and Lael Chisholm.

Granny McFlitter is back to save Christmas at the zoo, one lightning-quick stitch at a time!

'Twas the night before Christmas and down at the zoo,
the keepers were ready; the animals, too...'

All of a sudden there's a commotion - who has unravelled the animals' stockings? With Santa arriving any moment, the zookeepers call on a champion knitter for a Christmas Eve miracle!

Can Granny McFlitter pull one — or should we say, purl one — out of her knitting bag?

A delightfully knotty and knitty festive tale from the award-winning creators of Granny McFlitter.


Read all the Granny McFlitter books by Heather Haylock and Lael Chisholm!
Granny McFlitter, the Champion Knitter
Granny McFlitter: A Country Yarn

  • Published: 5 October 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143775829
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $16.99

About the authors

Heather Haylock

As a child, Heather Haylock could often be found reading a book while sitting on her horse, or perched way up high in a tree. Nowadays Heather loves the challenge of knitting words into stories of her own.

She is the author of Granny McFlitter the Champion Knitter (2018), which won a Storylines Notable Book Award 2019 and was shortlisted for the Best Picture Book category of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Its sequel, Granny McFlitter: A Country Yarn (2019), was awarded a Storylines Notable Picture Book Award in 2020.

Thanks to all her research for the Granny McFlitter stories, Heather is also now able to knit yarn into jumpers and other clever shapes. If you want to find her, try looking up. She may be reading, writing or knitting way up high in a tree.

Lael Chisholm

Lael Chisholm lives in Palmerston North, New Zealand, and has loved drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil. After winning the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award in 2017 at the age of 19, Lael has been illustrating picture books in her free time, and has since worked on several award-winning books, most notably the Granny McFlitter series with author Heather Haylock.

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