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A Boy Called Christmas

Written by Matt Haig

Illustrated by Chris Mould

A Boy Called Christmas Synopsis

You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It's a story that proves nothing is impossible. A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic. From the winner of The Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. With enchanting illustrations by Chris Mould.

A Boy Called Christmas Press Reviews

Matt Haig has written the most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades. Future generations will receive the same comfort and joy from A Boy Called Christmas that they derive from mince pies, snowmen and creamy liqueurs -- STEPHEN FRY A new festive classic. Funny, sad and brilliant. It turns out we only knew half the story -- SIMON MAYO Terrific . . . An instant classic * * GUARDIAN * * Like enjoying the warmth of a good fire on a cold day . . . perfect for Christmas is every way * * INDEPENDENT * * 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 * * Read it! * * SUNDAY TIMES * * A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun -- FRANCESCA SIMON It will delight adults and children alike and has future classic written all over it * * THE BOOKSELLER * *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782117896
Publication date: 16th November 2015
Author: Matt Haig
Illustrator: Chris Mould
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages

About Matt Haig

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. Chris Mould went to art school at the age of sixteen. He has won the Nottingham Children's Book Award and been commended by the Sheffield Children's Book Award. He loves to write and draw the kind of books ...

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