Father Christmas and Me (Hardback)
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Father Christmas and Me (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 12/10/2017
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Let the battle for Christmas begin!

You might think you know about Father Christmas and perhaps you do know some things. You probably know about the Toy Workshop and the reindeer. You know what happens every Christmas Eve. Of course you do.

But the thing you probably don't know about is me.

It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas.

For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold.

But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it's too late...

An author who blurs the lines between genres, blending fantasy, myth and science fiction to create some of the most inventive and enduringly popular contemporary fiction, Matt Haig is also amongst Waterstones bookseller’s favourite authors. His novels include The Radleys,The Humans and How to Stop Time as well as children’s books including A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas. He is also the author of Reasons to Stay Alive, a Sunday Times bestseller and Waterstones non-fiction Book of the Month.

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
ISBN: 9781786890689
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 29 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Will melt your Grinch-frozen heart." - Simon Mayo

"Absolutely brilliant." - CBBC on The Girl Who Saved Christmas

"Full of heart and humour." - Daily Express on The Girl Who Saved Christmas

"A lovely, warm, enveloping seasonal read." - Guardian on The Girl Who Saved Christmas

"A Christmas classic for a new generation . . . touching, funny and packed with memorable characters." - Sunday Mail 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 

"Terrific . . . An instant classic." -  Guardian on A Boy Called Christmas

"Read it!" - Sunday Times on A Boy Called Christmas

"Oh what fun it is to READ! . . . Full of wonderful characters. (We all need a Truth Pixie in our lives)" -  Daily Mail on The Girl Who Saved Christmas

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Leilah at Doncaster

“True festive magic...”

Matt Haig returns to Elfhelm in this third magical Christmas story. He’s stuffed it with action, adventure, heart, hope, and cliff-hanger chapter endings that make you want to read on past bedtime. This is a must-read... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
27th October 2017
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“Festive magic!”

A great finale to a lovely trilogy. I thoroughly recommend reading all three books. It's made me feel festive already.
Some really important life lessons wrapped in the magical words that tell the story of... More

Hardback edition
2 similar books recommended
8th October 2017
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Whispering Stories

“This is an exciting, adventurous book”

Father Christmas and Me, is the third book in a series of Christmas books by Matt Haig, with ‘A Boy Called Christmas’ and ‘The Girl who Saved Christmas’ being the first two.

In this story we get to meet Amelia... More

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24th October 2017
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