A child’s delight in the excitement of Christmas is the abiding spirit of these new poems by Irish poet Tony Curtis.


The mini-anthology sparkles with dreams, memories and surprises creating a magical world that families everywhere will love to share.


In one poem a boy scans the night sky for Santa Claus and sees instead his “lookout” in the form of a robin redbreast.


We also meet two young brothers hunting for holly and stumbling on a magic spell that makes berries appear. The title poem is a modern nursery rhyme that readers of every age will enjoy reading out loud – a journey to Christmas on a bus with snowballs for wheels and stars for windows:


“And the driver must have
a nose that glows
so he knows
by snow-light where he goes.”

from ‘By Bus to Christmas’


Specially written for the young and young-at-heart to read together, the poems are guaranteed to add an extra sprinkle of magic dust to every Christmas.


Poems by Tony Curtis.


Cover illustration by Celia Hart.

Tony Curtis - By Bus To Christmas