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Get into the Spirit of Christmas! | In a nutshell: a Christmas story for one and all! | Matt Haigh invents a brand new Christmas story in his tale of how a weedy little boy called Nikolas became the jolly bearded figure we know as Father Christmas. It’s one of the many achievements of his book that readers will want to hold it the truth. Nikolas and his father are poor – Nikolas has only ever had two presents, and one of them was a turnip – but he still understands that happiness is more important than money. This is proved when his father heads off on a money-making expedition to find Elfhelm, the village of the elves, leaving Nikolas with his nasty aunt. Nikolas follows his father and thereby meets elves, becomes magic, befriends the reindeer Blitzen, acquires the trademark red hat, and renews his determination to spread joy and good will to all. It’s a wonderful adventure, exciting, often very funny though not without its darker moments, and never sentimental. ~ Andrea Reece
BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin...
A new festive classic SIMON MAYO
The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story for decades STEPHEN FRY
Read it! SUNDAY TIMES
Terrific ... an instant classic GUARDIAN
Perfect for Christmas in every way INDEPENDENT
A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun FRANCESCA SIMON
The Christmas book of the year THE SUN
Matt Haig puts the Happy back into Christmas JEANETTE WINTERSON
Every bit as funny and poignant as a mouse that has never seen cheese but still believes in it! FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE
The funny (and heartbreaking) history of Ho, ho, ho! My children loved it too YANN MARTEL
Will do for Father Christmas what Christopher Nolan did for Batman INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
It will delight adults and children alike and has future classic written all over it THE BOOKSELLER
|Publication date:||3rd November 2016|
|Publisher:||Canongate Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Audio Books|
Photo of Chris Mould and Matt Haig © Jonathan Ring As well as being a number one bestselling writer for adults, Matt Haig has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been shortlisted three times for the Carnegie Medal for his stories for children and young adults. The idea for the A Boy Called Christmas series came when his son asked what Father Christmas was like as a boy. Matt Haig is an internationally acclaimed writer of adult and children’s novels, screenplays and journalism. His first children’s book Shadow Forest won ...More About Matt Haig
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