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A Boy Called Christmas

Written by Matt Haig

Illustrated by Chris Mould

A Boy Called Christmas Synopsis

NARRATED BY STEPHEN FRY You are about to hear the true story of FATHER CHRISTMAS . . . If you believe that some things are impossible, you should walk away right now. (Because this story is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still there? Good. Then let us begin . . .

A Boy Called Christmas Press Reviews

Read it! * * SUNDAY TIMES * * A new festive classic. Funny, sad and brilliant. It turns out we only knew half the story -- SIMON MAYO The Christmas book of the year * * THE SUN * * Matt Haig puts the Happy back into Christmas -- JEANETTE WINTERSON Like enjoying the warmth of a good fire on a cold day . . . perfect for Christmas is every way * * INDEPENDENT * * 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 Will do for Father Christmas what Christopher Nolan did for Batman * * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * * Every bit as funny and poignant as a mouse that has never seen cheese but still believes in it! -- FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE 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: 9781782119678
Publication date: 3rd November 2016
Author: Matt Haig
Illustrator: Chris Mould
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: CD-Audio

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.

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