Father Christmas and Me

Matt Haig, illustrated by Chris Mould
AUD $19.99
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The third magical book in the festive series, which began with A Boy Called Christmas and continued with The Girl Who Saved Christmas, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris Mould

When Amelia Wishart was rescued from a life of misery by Father Christmas she imagined life would be magical and fantastic.But it isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm. For one thing, elf school can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold.Amelia knows her adopted parents - the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas - care for her very much. Father Christmas is even writing a guide book for her. But she sometimes wonders if there is more to life than eating gingerbread and decorating Christmas trees.When a very jealous Easter Bunny and his Rabbit Army launch an attack to stop Christmas, Amelia starts to realise the value of everything in Elfhelm, and joins with her new family and fellow elves to keep Christmas alive. . .

Author bio:

As well as being a number one bestselling 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.

Chris Mould went to art school at the age of sixteen. He has won the Nottingham Children's Book Award and been commended by the Sheffield Children's Book Award. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have had on his shelf as a boy. He is married with two children and lives in Yorkshire.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781786890689
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate Trade
Pub Date: October 2017
Page Extent: 288
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Children's fiction

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