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Roald Dahl meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper about the boy who would one day be Santa Claus, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library.
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Eleven-year-old Nikolas–nicknamed "Christmas"–has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he's happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him.
Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things–if only he can reach his father before it's too late. . . .
Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould.
About the Author
MATT HAIG is an award-winning author whose novels for children and adults have been translated into 25 languages. His children's books have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Alex Award, The Blue Peter Book of the Year, and been nominated several times for the Carnegie Medal and the Waterstones Book Prize. He lives in Brighton with his wife and two children. Visit him at MattHaig.com or follow him on Twitter @matthaig1.
Winner of the Nottingham Children's Book Award, CHRIS MOULD began studying art at the age of sixteen. He currently has over twenty books in print between the U.S. and the U.K., where he lives. Visit him at ChrisMouldInk.com or follow him on Twitter @chrismouldink.