A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas

Book - 2015
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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. 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.
Publisher: Toronto :, HarperCollinsPublishersLtd,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9781443450225
Characteristics: 265 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Mould, Chris - Illustrator

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LouiseShonwise
Dec 16, 2020

Matt haig's a boy called Christmas is a fantastic book. The chapters are small and are very easy to read. The story is great too! It's all about Father Christmas when he was a kid and how he bacame Father Christmas . I will definitely be reading the sequel "the girl who saved Christmas".
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wingertdj
Oct 16, 2020

Matt Haig’s “A Boy Called Christmas” is an imaginative creation with a, for me, new spin on the origin story of Santa Claus. I really enjoyed it.

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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.

ArapahoeElaine 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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LouiseShonwise
Feb 10, 2021

LouiseShonwise thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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