The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt HaigThe Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

byMatt HaigIllustratorChris Mould

Hardcover | October 31, 2017

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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 things other than impossible wishes to worry about: upset elves, reindeer dropping out of the sky, angry trolls—and the chance that Christmas might be cancelled.

Amelia isn’t just any ordinary girl, though. And as Father Christmas is going to find out, if he’s going to save Christmas, he might just need some help . . .

Matt Haig was born on July 3, 1975 in Sheffield. He attended the University of Hull where he studied English and History. He has since become a British novelist and journalist. He has authored both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. His non-fiction title "Reasns to Stay Alive" became a Sunday Times bestseller. His bestsel...
Title:The Girl Who Saved ChristmasFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.09 inPublished:October 31, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443450847

ISBN - 13:9781443450843


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Christmas story I loved this story! This story was a lot more complex than the first story, since all of the characters were introduced before. There were three separate plots in this story. First there was Amelia, who was sent to a workhouse and no longer believes in magic. Then there was Father Christmas who helps fix the Elfhelm after it was destroyed in a troll attack. Finally, Noosh and Little Mim went to investigate the trolls. Amelia’s story reminded me of Charles Dickens stories. She was sent to a workhouse when her mother died to work for an evil old man named Mr. Creeper. He was like Scrooge from A Christmas Story. My thoughts were confirmed when Amelia met Charles Dickens! That was a great cameo appearance that I was so excited to see. Since this story was more complex, I recommend reading The Boy Named Christmas first, though you don’t have to. Either way, this is another great Christmas story!
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely book for the kids We recently purchased this book to read for the month of December with my two boys (7 and 5) It was entertaining and gave the kids something to talk about. Some parts seemed a bit sad for a Christmas book but in the end it all came together to be an amazing Christmas story. The chapters are short enough that you can read a few in a night and the writing is easy enough for a 7 year old to read out loud. We are looking forward to reading the authors other Christmas book next Christmas #plumreview
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!! A great christmas book. A definite read!!!
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To read time and time again A wonderfully funny story that will make you want to read it more than once, alone or with the family. A great story about the power of hope and how one person can change the world.
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful tale to enjoy with your children This is a wonderfully told tale that will keep junior readers laughing and eagerly turning pages. Author Matt Haig knows what middle school readers like in a book and he didn't stop dishing it out cover to cover. Amelia Wishart is ten when she writes Father Christmas a letter asking for one thing, to make her mother well. He fully intends to do all he and his magic can until multiple disasters strike in Elfhelm on Christmas Eve. The story takes place in two locations that couldn't be more different: Elfhelm, where it is clean and only ever gets as cold as you want it to be, and in 1841 London, where it is dirty, cold and unfriendly place to orphans. The characters in the story are quite fun. Amelia and Father Christmas both have strong personalities with a firm determination to get things done. Mr. Creeper is just as his name predicts, he is creepy and not a nice man at all. The guest appearances of a ruling head of state and a famous author are perfect. One passage was hilarious and it took me several minutes to sop laughing before I could continue reading. I was amused. This is not a book for an adult to read for their own entertainment. They should read it aloud to and with their children in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The humour is mostly directed towards children, as it should be in a children's book. Yes, there is potty humour and kids find this wildly funny. This is bound to become a favourite that families will find themselves re-reading year after year. You do not need to have read Mr. Haig's earlier book, A Boy Called Christmas, to enjoy this one. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-11-17

Editorial Reviews

“If Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens cooked up a Christmas tale, it might resemble this spry story.”