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A boy called Christmas

A boy called Christmas

Haig, Matt, 1975- author; Mould, Chris, illustrator

You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you. Because this book is full of impossible things. Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin. A tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and an 11-year-old boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories. General. Fiction 7+. Christmas stories.
Published Edinburgh: Canongate, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Matt Haig ; with illustrations by Chris Mould
ISBN: 1782118268, 9781782118268
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 2015.
Physical Description: 272 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm

Author note

As well as being a No. 1 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.

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 his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have had on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.


A new festive classic||The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story for decades||

Read it!

SUNDAY TIMES||Terrific . . . an instant classic
GUARDIAN||Perfect for Christmas in every way
INDEPENDENT||A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun||The Christmas book of the year
THE SUN||Matt Haig puts the Happy back into Christmas||Every bit as funny and poignant as a mouse that has never seen cheese but still believes in it!||The funny (and heartbreaking) history of Ho, ho, ho! My children loved it too||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