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.
©2016 Matt Haig (P)2016 Canongate Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Farniboy on 08-02-17

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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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 19-01-17

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

I couldn't help myself I had to read this one too, it is just as good as the first, incredibly Dickensian, not everything goes smoothly for Amelia, but the situation improves greatly. Carey Mulligan, is a natural born storyteller. I'm sorry that I'm finished, I enjoyed both this book and it's predecessor so much, I'm going to have to start again soon.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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