A Boy Called Christmas (Christmas, #1) by Matt HaigYou are about to read the true story of Father Christmas.
It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible.
If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you.
Because this book is FULL of impossible things.
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A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and an eleven-year-old boy called Nikolas, who isnt afraid to believe in magic.
Matt Haig - A Boy Called Christmas
Nikolas lives with his woodcutter father in a timeless, fairy-tale Finland, a bear having killed his mother years before. They are grindingly poor, and Nikolas has only ever been given two Christmas presents, a sleigh his father built and a doll made out of an old turnip. So Dad sets off with a band of dodgy desperadoes on a quest to the frozen north, promising to return in a few months, and leaving Nikolas to be looked after by the spectacularly evil, child-hating Aunt Carlotta.
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No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Elizabeth Laird. Valentina Giannella. Illustrated by Chris Mould. Get into the Spirit of Christmas! In a nutshell: a Christmas story for one and all! Matt Haigh invents a brand new Christmas story in his tale of how a weedy little boy called Nikolas became the jolly bearded figure we know as Father Christmas.
The Story : Eleven year old Nikolas is left at home in Finland with mean Aunt Carlotta while his father, Joel, goes off to seek proof that elves exist. On the way he rescues an injured reindeer, Blitzen, and eventually they find Elfhelm, the elf village. There are deep divisions between the elves and many are unhappy. We are introduced to the origins of his sleigh, how he was given the name Father Christmas, how reindeer fly and why he wears a red hat. A Boy Called Christmas is the perfect read for this time of year.