When dad and mum break up, Em does her best to cheer up her little brother and sister, even though she's miserable too. She dances around and tells wonderful tales all about there favourite glove puppet. Em knows how a good story can make life seem better. She is always cheered up by reading one of her favourite books. If Em got to meet the author it would be a dream come true.
But could her other greatest wish be granted? Is any story powerful enough to bring dad back?
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I thought it was going to be the best Christmas ever. I woke up very very early and sat up as slowly as I could, trying not to shake the bed. I didn't want to wake Vita or Maxie. I wanted to have this moment all to myself.
I wriggled down to the end of the bed, carefully edging round Vita. She always curled up like a little monkey, knees right under her pointed chin, so the hump that was her stopped halfway down the duvet. It was so dark I couldn't see at all, but I could feel.
My hand stroked three little woolly socks stretched to bursting point. They were tiny stripy socks, too small even for Vita. The joke was to see how many weeny presents could be stuffed inside.