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Father Christmas and Me

Written by Matt Haig

Illustrated by Chris Mould

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Father Christmas and Me Review

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November 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017

Matt Haig’s romping adventure breathes fresh life into everything Christmasy. It is a bustling story full of delightful surprises and some wonderful dollops of magic. Orphaned Amelia, the feisty heroine of The Girl Who Saved Christmas is back for a new adventure in the magical town of Elfelm – a place unknown on human maps. Now adopted by the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas Amelia’s life is a far cry from her sad life in the world of humans. But being the only human in an Elf world, especially one where it is always Christmas, has its disadvantages. Christmas songs can get boring; toy- making tests are a new kind of torture. However, when Christmas is under attack from the jealous Easter bunnies, Amelia is the first to fight back and save the day.  Julia Eccleshare

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Father Christmas and Me Synopsis

It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold.But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it's too late . . .

Father Christmas and Me Press Reviews

Praise for The Girl Who Saved Christmas:

Absolutely brilliant   CBBC

Full of heart and humour   Daily Express

Will melt your Grinch-frozen heart -- Simon Mayo

A lovely, warm, enveloping seasonal read    Guardian

Oh what fun it is to READ! . . . Full of wonderful characters. (We all need a Truth Pixie in our lives)   Daily Mail

Praise for A Boy Called Christmas:

A Christmas classic for a new generation . . . touching, funny and packed with memorable characters   Sunday Mail

A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun    FRANCESCA SIMON

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

Terrific . . . An instant classic    GUARDIAN


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ISBN: 9781786890689
Publication date: 12/10/2017
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786890689
Publication date: 12th October 2017
Author: Matt Haig
Illustrator: Chris Mould
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical, Festive Fiction, Funny
Recommendations: eBooks

About Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and Notes on a Nervous Planet and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. He has also written many books for children, including most recently the Sunday Times bestseller, The Truth Pixie, and he has won the Blue Peter Book Award, the Smarties Book Prize and been nominated three times for the Carnegie Medal. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.  

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