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A Boy Called Christmas

(2015)
(The first book in the Boy Called Christmas series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades." - Stephen Fry


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Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 0-399-55265-0 / 978-0-399-55265-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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November 2016 : Canada Hardback
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 1-4434-5022-7 / 978-1-4434-5022-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 0-399-55266-9 / 978-0-399-55266-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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November 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: Boy Called Christmas Signed Edition
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 1-4726-2045-3 / 978-1-4726-2045-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 1-78211-789-X / 978-1-78211-789-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 1-4434-5023-5 / 978-1-4434-5023-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperTrophy
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 0-399-55268-5 / 978-0-399-55268-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 1-78211-826-8 / 978-1-78211-826-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 1-5100-9230-7 / 978-1-5100-9230-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nudged Audiobooks
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September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 1-5100-9171-8 / 978-1-5100-9171-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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November 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 1-78211-967-1 / 978-1-78211-967-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   


November 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s):
ISBN: 0-7352-0781-X / 978-0-7352-0781-3 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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November 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
ISBN: 0-7352-0779-8 / 978-0-7352-0779-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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November 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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November 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
Publisher: HarperCollins
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November 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Boy Called Christmas
Author(s): Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU