You are about to listen to the true story of Father Christmas. It is a story that proves that nothing is impossible. If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. It is most certainly not for you. Because this audiobook is full of impossible things. Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin....
A Boy Called Christmas is a tale of adventure, snow, kidnapping, elves, more snow, and an 11-year-old boy called Nikolas, who isn't afraid to believe in magic. From the winner of The Smarties Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. With illustrations by Chris Mould.
©2015 Matt Haig (P)2016 Canongate Books
"A lovely Christmas story"
So how did Father Christmas get to be who we know today, this story answers that question. Suitable for pretty much any age. Youngsters will appreciate the flying reindeer who lives to pee on people and adults will love a well told, and well read, tale
What a wonderful way to cheer up a dreary commute. The kid in me enjoyed every minute of this. Merry Christmas 😀
"A christmas cracker"
A wonderful story filled with adventure and humour. Stephen Fry's narration brings it to life too!
"A new Christmas tradition"
Fabulous. This may become a Christmas tradition! Had all 4 of us hooked. (Parents as well as children.)
"Lovely story for getting into the Christmas spirit"
We listened as a family whilst travelling around doing christmassy things . We loved it and will definitely be listening to more from Matt Haig. Stephen Fry is wonderful as always.
"A Christmas gift for young and old"
Please someone, make this book into a film. A future Christmas Classic. Superbly read by the great Mr Fry.
This was a fantastically told and performed children's story full of hope, magic and goodness. Highly recommended!
"A Boy Called Christmas"
I was searching for a christmas story I hadn't read before, when, I stumbled across this little gem. This book is absolutely wonderful, funny sweet, gentle, a story for grown-up's children families, or anyone wanting a really lovely book to enjoy. I hadn't realised reindeer could be so naughty, listen and find out why. Plus you have the unsurpassable talents of Mr Fry.
"The best Christmas story "
It's brilliant. Everyone should listen to it. Warms your heart and reminds you what being human is really about.
"A lovely Christmas story with a perfect narrator"
A cosy Christmas story; perfectly written for its audience. Not one of my favourite ever books, but one which anyone would enjoy.
I liked the character of Nicholas and I liked the way his story was told.
There were lots of different ones really, but I like it when Nicholas met Meeka again at the Truth Fairy's House.
Not particularly, it was fine to listen to it in bits and the chapters weren't very long so you could have one or two on a quick journey.
Lovely book for the time of year and inspired choice of narrator in Stephen Fry.
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