The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig


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Are your kids always looking for something new to read? Our book giveaways are a great way for them to discover new favourites. This week it's a magical Christmassy tale - apply for one of 50 free copies below.

This giveaway is sponsored by Canongate


About the book (For ages 7 - 12)

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. There are upset elves, reindeers 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...



Chris Mould (left), Matt Haig (right). Photo credit: Jonathan Ring.

About the author

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 (of which The Girl Who Saved Christmas is Book 2) came when his son asked what Father Christmas was like as a boy.


About the illustrator

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.

Book giveaway

We've got 50 copies of The Girl Who Saved Christmas to give away to Mumsnetters. This giveaway closes on Monday 7 November.

We ask all winners to share their thoughts (and their children's thoughts) about the book on the discussion thread. However, you don't have to win a free copy to take part in the discussion - anyone who has read The Girl Who Saved Christmas can post their feedback (and you can buy a copy now). 

Everyone who posts on the thread before 20 December will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.


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