Father Christmas was not always an old, jolly man with a white beard, he was once just a little boy.
A fond, funny and magical tale from award-winning writer Matt Haig that tells the story of how one little boy from Finland came to become Father Christmas.
Little Nikolas’s life was not easy. Rarely receiving any kind of gift at Christmas, he certainly believed in happiness…yet he didn’t experience very much of it.
Until one day, something magical happened.
Join Nikolas on a life-changing adventure, full of fantastic characters and beautiful moments, and watch how one little boy came to be the very symbol of Christmas itself.
Full to bursting with festive wonder, this story will warm the heart of readers young and old.
The ideal companion to The Girl Who Saved Christmas.
Matt Haig is an award-winning author and journalist, best known for his adult non-fiction title and Waterstones Book of the Year 2015 contender Reasons To Stay Alive. He has also written a number of bestselling children's books including To Be A Cat. A Boy Called Christmas is the precursor to Haig's other festive children’s story The Girl Who Saved Christmas.
Looking for other books to get you in the Christmas spirit? Read Matt Haig's recommendations for his top 10 Christmas reads.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 195 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
A Christmas classic for a new generation, Haig's gentle, enthralling tale tells the story of Father Christmas as a boy. It's touching, funny and packed with memorable characters * * SUNDAY MAIL * *
Read it!* * SUNDAY TIMES * *
Terrific . . . an instant classic * * GUARDIAN * *
A new festive classic -- SIMON MAYO
Perfect for Christmas in every way * * INDEPENDENT * *
A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun -- FRANCESCA SIMON
The Christmas book of the year * * THE SUN * *
Matt Haig puts the Happy back into Christmas -- JEANETTE WINTERSON
Every bit as funny and poignant as a mouse that has never seen cheese but still believes in it! -- FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE
The funny (and heartbreaking) history of Ho, ho, ho! My children loved it too -- YANN MARTEL
Will do for Father Christmas what Christopher Nolan did for Batman * * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * *
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“Magical for all ages”
I have just finished reading this and it was fantastic. My son is in the process have having it read to him and he his hooked, keeps wanting me to read more each night. A wonderful spin on the story of Father... More
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