Matt Haig has created a fun and imaginative festive series of books, giving us a glimpse into how Father Christmas came to be, and the secrets behind his magical journey around the world once a year to gift presents to children. Each story is as humorous as it is creative, and the black and white illustrations by Chris Mould that accompany the story promise to bring a smile to your child’s face.
Here’s a brief description of each book, including the new title Father Christmas and Me. This is a series that deserves a spot on your book shelf, and one that the little ones may have to try sneak back from mom’s reading pile!
A Boy Called Christmas
A Boy Called Christmas is a wonderful story that will brings children’s imaginations to life as they discover the true tale of how Father Christmas became to be the jolly, red-hat-wearing gift-giving white-bearded kind man we know today. It’s a fun story that children will enjoy, uncovering little clues along the way and discovering hints of popular traditions as the story unfolds.
The Girl who saved Christmas
Christmas is in trouble. The trolls have caused a ruckus, and now the girl whose hope played an important role in fuelling Father Christmas’ magical journey around the world is losing faith. Magic is fading, but Father Christmas believes he can still save Christmas. He must find Amelia and show her that magic does still exist, even if that means an unexpected visit to the Queen and Charles Dickens!
Father Christmas and Me
Father Christmas and the elves have been working hard to make sure Christmas goes off without a hitch this year, but the Easter Bunny and his rabbit army are secretly planning to derail this happy day! Now Amelia and her new family must stand together to negotiate a peace and make sure children from around the world wake up to presents in their stockings from Father Christmas.
Father Christmas and Me is available at a recommended retail price of R230 from bookstores and online retailers. A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas are available in paperback for R150 each.
Thanks to Penguin Random House for sharing these funny and fun Christmas stories with us.