The Girl Who Saved Christmas
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The Girl Who Saved Christmas

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JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MAGICIf magic has a beginning, can it also have an end?When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas.But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeer dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled.But Amelia isn't just any ordinary girl. And - as Father Christmas is going to find out - if Christmas is going to be saved, he might not be able to do it alone . . .show more

Product details

  • 5+
  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 138 x 204 x 31mm | 418g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • Black and white illustrations throughout
  • 1782118578
  • 9781782118572
  • 5,201

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 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.show more

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The traditional search 'n' rescue adventure, done with charm, energy and enough wit to keep even the adults who will be reading this aloud as a festive bedtime story alert . . . A lovely, warm, enveloping seasonal read * * Guardian * * Tells us the origins of Christmas as we know it . . . Haig gently infuses his charming book with lessons on caring for each other and the power of hope * * Mail on Sunday * * The Girl Who Saved Christmas will melt your Grinch-frozen heart -- SIMON MAYO A plucky adventure tale in which Haig reminds us of and reworks the meaning of Christmas, pinning it onto a message of hope . . . Heartwarming * * The Herald * * The sequel to last year's A Boy Called Christmas . . . will enchant children and melt the hearts of even the most cynical adults. Beautifully illustrated, and full of sly jokes and heartfelt wisdom, this is another Christmas cracker * * Sunday Mirror * * Oh what fun it is to READ! . . . It's funny, sad and . . . full of wonderful characters. (We all need a Truth Pixie in our lives...) * * Daily Mail * * An evocative, inventive and lively tale full of heart and humour * * Daily Express * * Funny, heartfelt, pacey and with brilliant illustrations . . . A homage to Charles Dickens that may well endure as long as the work of that great man himself * * Associated Press * * Haig's understanding of grief, cruelty and the need for hope turns a comedy about threatened elves and malfunctioning magic into a classic. A hanky for every eye and a copy in every stocking for eight plus readers, please * * New Statesman * * A wonderful story - heart-warming, funny and filled with seasonal magic * * The Week Junior * * Set against the magic of an elf, troll and pixie underworld, it's the perfect Christmas read . . . At its heart . . . is a message to always keep faith and hope - for only then does the magic work * * The Pool * * A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun * * FRANCESCA SIMON on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * * Terrific . . . An instant classic * * Guardian on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * * Read it! * * Sunday Times on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * * The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades * * STEPHEN FRY on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * * The Christmas book of the year * * The Sun on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * *show more

Review Text

The traditional search 'n' rescue adventure, done with charm, energy and enough wit to keep even the adults who will be reading this aloud as a festive bedtime story alert . . . A lovely, warm, enveloping seasonal read Guardianshow more

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368 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 47% (173)
4 35% (130)
3 14% (52)
2 3% (10)
1 1% (3)
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