Now you can collect a stunning rare collectible book by author Matt Haig. A Boy Called Christmas is a fantastic children’s book by the winner of the Nestle Book Prize Gold Award (previous winners include JK Rowling, Quentin Blake, Michael Rosen, Lauren Child). These books have been signed, lined, dated, doodled and numbered at the authors home. And the film rights have already sold to Studio Canal in association with Blueprint Pictures.

Recently there has been somewhat of a media frenzy surrounding his books by none other than Stephen Fry. The International Publishing Rights have been sold for several of his books and now they have been translated into 25 languages!

So no doubt A Boy Called Christmas will be a huge hit too!



"Terrific . . . An instant classic" (GUARDIAN)


"Read it!" (SUNDAY TIMES)


"Like enjoying the warmth of a good fire on a cold day . . . perfect for Christmas is every way" (INDEPENDENT)


"A new festive classic. Funny, sad and brilliant. It turns out we only knew half the story" (SIMON MAYO)


"The Christmas book of the year" (THE SUN)


"Matt Haig puts the Happy back into Christmas" (JEANETTE WINTERSON)


"Matt Haig has written 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)


"Will do for Father Christmas what Christopher Nolan did for Batman" (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)


"Every bit as funny and poignant as a mouse that has never seen cheese but still believes in it!" (FRANK COTTRELL BOYCE)


"A glorious mix of fairytale, folklore and fun" (FRANCESCA SIMON)


"It will delight adults and children alike and has future classic written all over it" (THE BOOKSELLER)


"The funny (and heartbreaking) history of Ho, ho, ho! My children loved it too" (YANN MARTEL)

Book Description


About the Author

As well as being a 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.

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.



Matt Haig suffered a breakdown in his early twenties. After battling depression for a long while he turned to writing. He now believes that reading and writing books saved his life, and believes that 'in a world trying to increasingly isolate us from our environment and our true selves, books are our route to freedom, and to each other'. His novels include the bestsellers The Last Family in England, The Radleys and The Humans. His books have been translated into 30 languages. All his novels for adults have been optioned for film. He has also written novels for children, including Shadow Forest, To Be A Cat and the new YA novel Echo Boy. His next book is about his experience of depression, called Reasons To Stay Alive.


He won the TV Book Club 'book of the series', and has been shortlisted for a Specsavers National Book Award. The Humans has been chosen as a 2014 World Book Night title. His children's novels have won the Smarties Gold Medal, the Blue Peter Book of the Year, been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and nominated for the Carnegie Medal three times.


His books have received praise from Jeanette Winterson, Joanne Harris, Patrick Ness, Ian Rankin and SJ Watson, among others. The Guardian summed up his writing as 'funny, clever and quite, quite lovely' by The Times and the New York Times called him 'a writer of great talent'.


Product details

  • First Edition First Printing

  • Hardcover: 272 pages

  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main edition (16 Nov. 2015)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 178211789X

  • ISBN-13: 978-1782117896

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.5 x 20.4 cm


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