“You might think you know about Father Christmas. And I'm sure you do know some things. You probably know about the Toy Workshop and the reindeer. But the thing you probably don't know about is me...”
The third book in the festive series from number one bestselling author Matt Haig, and featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris Mould
LET THE BATTLE FOR CHRISTMAS BEGIN
It isn’t always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas.
For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold.
But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it’s up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it’s too late …
“A subtle contemporary message about outsiders and hate underpins this energetic, funny adventure that has charm, warmth, and a sprinkle of Christmas magic”
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“Funny, exciting and full of Christmas charm, this makes perfect reading for the festive season”
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“Full of heart and humour”
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“Will melt your Grinch-frozen heart”
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 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.