The Girl Who Saved Christmas (Hardback)
  • The Girl Who Saved Christmas (Hardback)

The Girl Who Saved Christmas (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages
Published: 03/11/2016
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Without hope there would be no magic.

Once upon a time, Father Christmas didn’t come to visit children every year. In fact, it nearly came to pass that there was no Christmas as we know it.

Father Christmas had a lot to deal with; there were troubled elves, reindeers that kept falling from the sky, and more than a few angry trolls for him to contend with.

The reason? There was not enough magic in the world. Magic is born of hope – and if the children of the world couldn’t see any magic, then why would they hope for it?

That was until one little girl, who believed in magic totally, lay in her bed and wished and wished…

This is the gloriously heart-warming story of how one little girl came to the rescue and helped save Christmas.

Matt Haig is an author and journalist whose previous work Reasons To Stay Alive was a contender for The Waterstones Book of the Year 2015. He is also an award-winning children’s writer whose previous works include To Be a Cat and The RadleysThe Girl Who Saved Christmas is the follow-up to Haig's other festive children's tale A Boy Called Christmas.


Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781782118572
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 418 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 31 mm
Edition: Main

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 * *

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“A Classic to read evey Christmas and make part of your Traditions ”

I loved The Boy Who Saved Christmas and this book was equally brilliant..

Both books deserve to be Christmas classics that are read every festive season like The Night Before Christmas or A Christmas Carol. In fact... More

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A simply perfect Christmas Eve read for all believers, no matter your age!
I enjoyed every element of this book and read it in one sitting, I would happily read this again and again.
I just love the magic of... More

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“Move over Dickens, this is my new Christmas tradition in the making”

Amelia has a very difficult life – her mother dies, she loses her job as a chimney sweep and ends up in the worst workhouse in town. Father Christmas should be having a much better life – what with all the Elves,... More

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