A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig audiobook

A Boy Called Christmas

By Matt Haig
Read by Stephen Fry

Listening Library (Audio) 9780399552656
4.42 Hours Unabridged
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2018 Odyssey Honor 2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. . . . Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper.   Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him.    Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things—if only he can reach his father before it’s too late. . . .   Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould. "Irresistibly readable. Destined to become a Christmas and anytime-before-or-after-Christmas classic!" --Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library “The definitive (and funny) history of ho, ho, ho! My children loved it.” —Yann Martel, bestselling author of Life of Pi   “The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades.” —Stephen Fry "Humorous and heartfelt, A Boy Called Christmas will grow your heart three sizes and make you believe in magic." --Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump "Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.”—Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of an Odyssey Award for Best Audiobooks for Children

2018 Odyssey Honor
2018 ALSC Notable Children’s Recording

Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. . . . Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper.

 
Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. 
 
Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things—if only he can reach his father before it’s too late. . . .
 
Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould.

"Irresistibly readable. Destined to become a Christmas and anytime-before-or-after-Christmas classic!" --Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

“The definitive (and funny) history of ho, ho, ho! My children loved it.” —Yann Martel, bestselling author of Life of Pi
 
The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades.” —Stephen Fry

"Humorous and heartfelt, A Boy Called Christmas will grow your heart three sizes and make you believe in magic." --Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump

"Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.”—Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Matt Haig puts the Happy back into Christmas. Jeanette Winterson
The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades. Future generations will receive the same comfort and joy from A Boy Called Christmas that they derive from mince pies, snowmen and creamy liqueurs. Stephen Fry
A new festive classic. Funny, sad and brilliant. It turns out we only knew half the story. Simon Mayo, BBC
An instant Christmas classic... Nikolas is a terrific character, clearly the offspring of Gerda from The Snow Queen and Roald Dahl's Charlie Bucket. The Guardian
Like enjoying the warmth of a good fire on a cold day . . . perfect for Christmas is every way. The Independent 
Humorous and heartfelt, A Boy Called Christmas will grow your heart three sizes and make you believe in magic. Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump
The definitive (and funny) history of Ho, ho, ho! My children loved it. Yann Martel, bestselling author of Life of Pi
Irresistibly readable. Destined to become a Christmas and anytime-before-or-after-Christmas classic! Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Like stockings hung by the fire, this spellbinding opus may well become a yuletide tradition. Kirkus, Starred review
Award-winning British author Matt Haig (To Be a Cat) writes with warmth, wit and irreverence. Shelf Awareness, Starred review
“Narrator Stephen Fry delivers a heartwarming and spirited performance in this fresh production…Fry’s dynamic narration brings out the humor as well as the heartache in young protagonist Nikolas…Fry’s hearty range of voices expresses not only Nikolas’s quiet bravery, anguish, and joy during his journey but also a myriad of animated human and nonhuman characters..Fry’s delightful storytelling weaves heartfelt emotion with the magic of elves and the power of goodness, making it easy to believe in Christmas. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories. Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book
“Stephen Fry’s narration of the story adds a delightful dimension to this adventurous tale. Fry’s reading is pitch perfect, deadpan in the quirkiest of times, and beautifully paced.” Listening Library

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Author

Author Bio: Matt Haig

Author Bio: Matt Haig

Matt Haig is an internationally bestselling author whose novels for children and adults have been translated into twenty-six languages. His children’s books have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Alex Award, and the Blue Peter Book Award and been nominated several times for the Carnegie Medal and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 4.42
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English