Wednesday 30 December 2015

A Boy Called Christmas - Matt Haig

You are about to read the true story of Father Christmas.
It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible.
A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and a boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic.

What did I think?

This is a truly magical book - if you don't believe in Father Christmas, you certainly will after reading this.

Nikolas is like Cinderella, being left in the abominable care of his Aunt whilst his father goes on an expedition to find the legendary mythical elf village of Elfhelm.  Nikolas decides to leave home and follow in his father's snowy footsteps, meeting Blitzen the reindeer along the way.  We learn all the secrets of Christmas; how Father Christmas gets down chimneys; how reindeer fly; why Santa wears a red hat; and the best lesson of all - why 'impossible' is an old elf swearword.

The illustrations are outstanding and the prose is magical, making this an instant hit with kids of all ages...ahem...and adults.  It's definitely my festive favourite and I will read it again every Christmas to reignite the magic and sparkle of this most wonderful time of the year.

I bought this treasured signed edition from Canongate Books.

My rating:

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