The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Author(s): Matt Haig; Chris Mould (Illustrator)

Middle Fiction

From the bestselling author of "A Boy Called Christmas" comes a hilarious and heartwarming holiday tale that imagines the story of the first child to ever receive a Christmas present. Illustrations.

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The traditional search 'n' rescue adventure, done with charm, energy and enough wit to keep even the adults who will be reading this aloud as a festive bedtime story alert . . . A lovely, warm, enveloping seasonal read * * Guardian *

* Tells us the origins of Christmas as we know it . . . Haig gently infuses his charming book with lessons on caring for each other and the power of hope * * Mail on Sunday *

* The Girl Who Saved Christmas will melt your Grinch-frozen heart -- SIMON MAYO

A plucky adventure tale in which Haig reminds us of and reworks the meaning of Christmas, pinning it onto a message of hope . . . Heartwarming * * The Herald *

* The sequel to last year's A Boy Called Christmas . . . will enchant children and melt the hearts of even the most cynical adults. Beautifully illustrated, and full of sly jokes and heartfelt wisdom, this is another Christmas cracker * * Sunday Mirror *

* Oh what fun it is to READ! . . . It's funny, sad and . . . full of wonderful characters. (We all need a Truth Pixie in our lives...) * * Daily Mail *

* An evocative, inventive and lively tale full of heart and humour * * Daily Express *

* Funny, heartfelt, pacey and with brilliant illustrations . . . A homage to Charles Dickens that may well endure as long as the work of that great man himself * * Associated Press *

* Haig's understanding of grief, cruelty and the need for hope turns a comedy about threatened elves and malfunctioning magic into a classic. A hanky for every eye and a copy in every stocking for eight plus readers, please * * New Statesman *

* A wonderful story - heart-warming, funny and filled with seasonal magic * * The Week Junior * *

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.

General Fields

  • : 9781782118602
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : October 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Black and white illustrations throughout
  • : Matt Haig; Chris Mould (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : Chris Mould
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 352