This is a deliciously spooky Christmas tale by the 2001-2003 Children's Laureate. Lots of children find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve, usually because they are excited about the presents that Father Christmas is going to bring. But Pip Parker is not excited; she's scared. Every night for a week she's been lying awake watching the horrible skull shape gleaming from her bedroom wall. What is it? Why is it haunting her? When will it go away?