The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Matt Haig

She was the first child. The girl who saved Christmas.And Father Christmas would never forget it…
The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig (Hardback ISBN 9781782118572) book cover

Available as Hardback, eBook, Downloadable audio

The second magical book in the festive series, which began with A Boy Called Christmas, from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris Mould

If magic has a beginning, can it also have an end?

When Amelia wants a wish to come true she knows just the man to ask - Father Christmas.

But the magic she wants to believe in is starting to fade, and Father Christmas has more than impossible wishes to worry about. Upset elves, reindeer dropping out of the sky, angry trolls and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled.

But Amelia isn’t just any ordinary girl. And - as Father Christmas is going to find out - if Christmas is going to be saved, he might not be able to do it alone …

“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”

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“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

Matt Haig

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.