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 (Paperback ISBN 9781782118602) book cover

Available as Paperback, eBook, Downloadable audio

This second magical book in the festive series from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris Mould is a perfect Christmas gift


It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper’s workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her.

With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen and a man called Charles Dickens, the search for Amelia - and the secret of Christmas - begins …

“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

“If somewhere in the afterlife Roald Dahl met Charles Dickens and they cooked up a new Christmas tale, it couldn’t have much on this fleet, verbally rambunctious, heart-stealing follow-up to A Boy Called Christmas
new York Times

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

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 nominated 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.