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The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Written by Matt Haig

Illustrated by Chris Mould

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Get into the Spirit of Christmas!  |   In a nutshell: Christmas magic and ho-ho-hope  |   Matt Haigh follows his best-selling A Boy Called Christmas with another festive treat, a brand new story of Father Christmas, his elf and reindeer friends, that is full of magic and has an evergreen message for one and all. Father Christmas is faced with all sorts of problems to overcome if the world’s children are going to get their presents, and a lot depends on little Amelia Wishart, the girl whose belief in him used to be so strong it could generate magic. Two adventures unfold, one set in Elfhelm, one in Victorian England, both allowing lots of opportunities for excitement, and laughs too, and held together with the all-encompassing magic of hope. Chris Mould deserves special mention for his glorious illustrations of trolls and villainous humans. One for the Christmas wish list. ~ Andrea Reece

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The Girl Who Saved Christmas Synopsis

A journey to the edge of magic.

The next magical book in the festive series, begun with A Boy Called Christmas, from Number One bestselling author Matt Haig. At the end of A Boy Called Christmas, (the story of how a boy named Nikolas grew up to be Father Christmas) eight-year-old Amelia is the first child to wake up on the first ever Christmas Day to find a stocking at the end of her bed filled with parcels. The Girl Who Saved
Christmas begins one year later, when Amelia writes to Father Christmas to ask for him for a very important gift – for her Ma to get better.

If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end? When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas. But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeers dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled. But Amelia isn't just any ordinary girl. And - as Father Christmas is going to find out - if Christmas is going to be saved, he might not be able to do it alone ...

The Girl Who Saved Christmas Press Reviews

Sweet and wise, like its predecessor…made to be read aloud - preferably to a child on Christmas Eve - but failing that, to someone you love, on a dark night, with wine.Joanne

Praise for A Boy Called Christmas:

Terrific ... An instant classic GUARDIAN

A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun  FRANCESCA SIMON

Read it! SUNDAY TIMES

The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades  STEPHEN FRY

The Christmas book of the year  THE SUN

A new festive classic. Funny, sad and brilliant. It turns out we only knew half the story SIMON MAYO

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781782118602
Publication date: 12/10/2017
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781782118572
Publication date: 03/11/2016
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782118572
Publication date: 3rd November 2016
Author: Matt Haig
Illustrator: Chris Mould
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About Matt Haig

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 ...

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