A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

Book - 2016
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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. Still, he tries hard to believe in happiness, living with his father in the second smallest cottage in all of Finland. 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 cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2016, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781443450225
1443450227
Characteristics: 272 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Mould, Chris - Illustrator

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storygyrl
Dec 29, 2016

I was fortunate to find this book on the Express Reads shelf at the library just a few days before Christmas. It introduces all the relevant Saint Nicholas beliefs in a plausible way. The author sensitively handles tough issues such as the deaths of the boy's parents.

AL_ELAINE Dec 08, 2016

Awesome book! Great read aloud for the whole family. If you are looking for a wonderful Christmas book and how St. Nick became Father Christmas, look no further. It truly demonstrated the meaning of Christmas without the commercial bits with a magical journey that's both charming and whimsical. It is dark to start, but what quest isn't? It is sure to be a classic!

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