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  • Published: 16 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780448456775
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $3.99

Holiday Helper



Scout is ready for her first Christmas!It's Scout's first winter, and she can't wait for Christmas! She loves the shiny presents with their gorgeous ribbons, which look awfully like fancy tug-of-war toys! By the time Scout's through with them, the presents are a mess. Is Christmas morning ruined? Of course not! Fans of Puppy Diaries will find this story hilarious, sweet, and perfect for young readers!

  • Published: 16 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780448456775
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $3.99

About the authors

Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson was the executive editor of The New York Times, the first woman to hold its most senior editorial position, between 2011 and 2014. During her seventeen years at the paper she was also the first woman to serve as its managing editor and as its Washington bureau chief. Before joining the Times, she spent nine years at the Wall Street Journal. She is now a senior lecturer at Harvard University and writes a bi-weekly column for the Guardian about US politics. She lives in New York City.

Jane O'Connor

Jane O’Connor is a former primary school teacher turned academic and writer. She was born and brought up in Surrey and lived in London until she moved to the West Midlands in her mid-thirties. Jane’s PhD was about child stars and she is now a Reader at Birmingham City University where she researches children’s experiences of celebrity, media and everyday life. Jane lives in Sutton Coldfield with her husband and two young sons in a house full of pirates, dinosaurs, superheroes and lots of books. She really likes all animals, especially hedgehogs.

Needlemouse is her debut novel.

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