The Christmas Carrolls - The Christmas Carrolls Book 1 (Paperback)
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The Christmas Carrolls - The Christmas Carrolls Book 1 (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 14/10/2021
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Christmas obsessed Holly Carroll discovers that the festive season is not necessarily filled with cheer for everyone in this feelgood and funny tale of embracing empathy and helping others.

Wish it could be Christmas every day? Well, for nine-year-old Holly Carroll and her family, it is! Living her merriest life in a house with year-round fairy lights and Christmas trees, a carol-singing toilet and a diva donkey who thinks he's a reindeer, home-schooled Holly tries to spread cheer wherever she goes.

But when she goes to a new school with a singing Santa backpack and first day Christmas cards (during a heatwave in September!), she realises not everyone shares her enthusiasm for spreading cheer. In fact, when the neighbours try to remove the Carrolls from the street and Holly discovers a group of children that may not get a Christmas at all, her snowglobe world begins to crack. Is the world's most Christmassy girl about to lose her Christmas spirit?

The Christmas Carrolls is a heartwarming, hilarious and inclusive tale about the power of spreading cheer, the magic of friendship and what really matters at this most wonderful time of the year.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780755503629
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A Christmas book about kindness and cheer to make even Scrooge's heart melt' - Dame Jacqueline Wilson

'As warm and cosy as drinking hot chocolate in your favourite Christmas jumper. A festive feast of fun.' - Maz Evans, bestselling author of Who Let the Gods Out

'Fizzing with energy and festive cheer, The Christmas Carrolls is a heart-warming must-read for the Christmas period. Mel's writing sparkles like the star on top of a Christmas Tree.' - Jennifer Bell, author of The Uncommoners trilogy

'The Christmas Carrolls is just fabulous! I laughed solidly throughout the whole thing. It's gloriously festive, brilliantly funny and utterly endearing, too. Holly's inventions made me chuckle, as did Mr Bleurgh, while Holly and Archie's friendship was a joy to read. Also, Mel wrote one of the most beautiful descriptions of Christmas Eve I've ever read. The story is warm and wonderful and I loved it.' - Abi Elphinstone, author of The Unmapped Chronicles series

'Well known in the children's book world as the creator of Authorfy, Taylor-Bessent makes her debut with the story of the world's most Christmassy family. Full of festive giggles and a message about what really matters.' - Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

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“Fun, Festive & Fantastic!”

Christmastastic!!! An absolute joy to read. I have finally found a family with as much christmas cheer as me! The Christmas Carrolls, is a perfect debut Novel from Mel Taylor-Bessent, and is a must-read to give you... More

Paperback edition
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“It's Christmas!!”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy, I do love Christmas so this is quite exciting!
So with only 101 days to Christmas 2021 it seemed the perfect time to read it...
New girl in school who is a... More

Paperback edition
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“Not just for kids and Christmas fans!”

As well as being hilarious and heart warming from start to finish, this book has a wonderful way of opening up conversation with children about many important issues. My 8 year old son loved all the brilliant detail... More

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