Grandma McGarvey’s Christmas
"Grandma McGarvey sets up camp in the caravan park on Christmas Eve, but she hears Santa can’t make it this year - he’s sick in bed. Usually Grandma McGarvey would step in, but this year she’s got her own Christmas party to run. She goes back to her caravan, changes into her dressing gown and sleeping cap and gets ready for her Christmas Eve feast. But the flames from the Christmas Pudding scare the dog, who hides up a tree! While rescuing the dog she stumbles upon the families of the camping ground, who are having a party outdoors. Dressed as she is in her red dressing gown and cap, the children mistake her for Santa! So Grandma and the dog decide to stay and join the party"
A former high school English teacher, Hamilton author Jenny Hessell is best known for her Grandma McGarvey character. A full-time illustrator, Trevor Pye has made Grandma McGarvey what she is today, along with numerous other picture book and novel characters.