A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig

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I should add that this is a purely secular tale, with no baby Jesus in sight. But it’s suitable for children from nine to 99, and now added to my list of Christmas classics. I may never mutter “Bah, humbug” in quite the same way again.
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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.
 

About Matt Haig

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MATT HAIG is an award-winning author whose novels for children and adults have been translated into 25 languages. His children’s books have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Alex Award, The Blue Peter Book of the Year, and been nominated for the Carnegie Medal and the Waterstones Book Prize. He lives in York with his wife and two children.


Author Residence: York, UK


Author Hometown: Sheffield, UK
 
Published November 1, 2016 by HarperCollins. 272 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction
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Reviewed by Tony Bradman on Nov 21 2015

I should add that this is a purely secular tale, with no baby Jesus in sight. But it’s suitable for children from nine to 99, and now added to my list of Christmas classics. I may never mutter “Bah, humbug” in quite the same way again.

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