The Girl Who Saved Christmas

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Auteur: Matt Haig
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9781782118572
  • Druk: Main
  • oktober 2016
  • 336 pagina's
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Matt Haig

Matt Haig was born in 1975. His debut novel, The Last Family in England, was a UK bestseller. The Dead Fathers Club, an update of Hamlet featuring an eleven-year-old boy, and The Possession of Mr Cave, a horror story about an overprotective father, are being made into films and have been translated into numerous languages. He is also the author of the award winning children's novel Shadow Forest, and its sequel, The Runaway Troll.

Matt has lived in London and Spain, and now lives in York with the writer Andrea Semple and their two children.

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Samenvatting

JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF MAGIC 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. Upset elves, reindeer 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 . . .

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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 * * Set against the magic of an elf, troll and pixie underworld, it's the perfect Christmas read . . . At its heart . . . is a message to always keep faith and hope - for only then does the magic work * * The Pool * * A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun * * FRANCESCA SIMON on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * * Terrific . . . An instant classic * * Guardian on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * * Read it! * * Sunday Times on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * * The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades * * STEPHEN FRY on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * * The Christmas book of the year * * The Sun on A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS * *

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
Main
Verschijningsdatum
oktober 2016
Afmetingen
20,5 x 13,9 x 3 cm
Aantal pagina's
336 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
7 - 12 jaar
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Matt Haig
Illustrator
Chris Mould
Co-illustrator
Chris Mould
Uitgever
Canongate Books Ltd

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EAN
9781782118572

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5AC
Thema Subject Code
YFB

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