The Girl Who Saved Christmas (HB)

Author(s): Matt Haig

Children Fiction


If 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, reindeers 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 ...


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Terrific ... An instant classic * GUARDIAN on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS *

A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun * FRANCESCA SIMON 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 *

A new festive classic. Funny, sad and brilliant. It turns out we only knew half the story * SIMON MAYO on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS *

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. He lives in Brighton with his wife and two children.

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781782118572
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : 0.418
  • : August 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matt Haig
  • : Hardback
  • : Main
  • : Chris Mould
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 272
  • : Black and white illustrations throughout