The Christmas Caravan
PUBLICATION OCTOBER 2015
Young Simon reads of such a competition and decides to enter the tiny caravan he and his mother share in the local caravan park. The other people in the park watch as Simon collects the rubbish that has marred their surroundings and, along with his mother's help, turns the waste into decorations for his little home. While the story goes on to follow Simon and his mum as they first wait then demand the council consider their entry, we see that the caravan park has changed. The grounds are tidy and the rubbish recycled into useful adornments. When the Mayor finally comes to see what they have done he realises the change Simon's entry has made and acknowledges his efforts by giving the small family, and their caravan, a holiday at the beach. The two have a wonderful time, Mum finds a job and a new home. But the caravan continues to be an icon of Christmas and conservation all year round.