The Girl Who Saved Christmas

Author(s): Matt Haig

Christmas Books

What does it take to believe in magic?


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 . . .

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

Special Fields

  • : Black and white illustrations throughout
  • : 336
  • : Chris Mould
  • : Paperback
  • : Matt Haig