The Girl Who Saved Christmas : A Boy Called Christmas

  • by Matt Haig
  • Narrated by Carey Mulligan
  • Series: A Boy Called Christmas
  • 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As well as being a number one best-selling 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. The idea for the A Boy Called Christmas series came when his son asked what Father Christmas was like as a boy.
Journey to the Edge of Magic
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.

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Customer Reviews

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funny, heartwarming story for all the family

"I liked the fact Santa had such a wonderful sleigh with wonderful things in it" 8 year old
"I liked the bit where amelia escaped" 6 year old
"it was funny when there were cracks in the floor and some arms reached out to get the elves" 4 year old
" I just loved the thing that talked" 2 year old (I think she is just approving of the whole Audiobook format!)
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- N Gill

The Perfect Christmas Listen.

If you could sum up The Girl Who Saved Christmas in three words, what would they be?

Glorious Modern Classic


What did you like best about this story?

How it builds on the world previously created by Matt Haig. Also, how Amelia overcomes a personal tragedy to help save Christmas.


What about Carey Mulligan’s performance did you like?

It was just lovely. I 'm a 47 year old man and it whisked me back to childhood school days being read to by a favourite teacher!


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both, a little!


Any additional comments?

A great sequel to A Boy Called Christmas. It had a touch of Charles Kingsley's Water Babies to it. I wish someone would option these books and make a film of them. Done right they would become a Christmas TV staple.

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- Farniboy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2016
  • Publisher: Canongate Books