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Father Christmas And Me by Matt Haig & Chris Mould

We love Father Christmas And Me and once we started reading we couldn’t put it down! Told by Amelia, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, it’s full of page turning drama, intrigue, Christmas magic and humour. It’s the perfect festive read.

The blurb on the back of the book says ‘Let The Battle For Christmas Begin…’.

The Story: Amelia lives with Father Christmas and goes to Elf School. She struggles to understand the elves’ curriculum and can’t wait until she’ll be allowed to drive a sleigh but unfortunately her first sleigh driving lesson ends in disaster. In an attempt to redeem herself she teams up with The Truth Pixie and together they uncover a deceitful plot which threatens Christmas and the whole of Elfhelm. Does it have anything to do with The Daily Truth spreading Fake News? What is in the mysterious hole in the ground? Can Amelia save Christmas against the threat of The Easter Bunny and his rabbit army?

Amelia is joined by the characters that we met in the previous stories – The Truth Fairy, elves including Father Topo, Father Vodol, Noosh and Kip and, of course, Father Christmas. We also meet Pippin, The Letter Catcher, who receives all the children’s letters from his vantage point on Very Big Mountain and The Easter Bunny, whose history with the elves is revealed.

Amelia’s struggle with being different and her feelings as an outsider play a central part in the story, many of her actions result from her sadness and frustration at being a human in an elf village. Her attempts to make amends for some of her actions lead her to ask for The Truth Pixie’s help but they discover far more than they expect when they decide to investigate a hole in the ground. The events that follow had us turning the pages and we just had to keep reading…

Chris Mould’s illustrations add to the drama and the humour in the story, we love the illustration of the elves in the bank and also the chocolate making machine. The expressions on the characters’ faces are wonderfully portrayed, particularly grumpy Father Vodol and The Easter Bunny, we absolutely love The Easter Bunny’s outfit!

Father Christmas And Me is a magical story and, despite villainous characters and dastardly secret plots, the messages of hope, kindness, forgiveness and giving are powerfully portrayed.

Age Range: 8 +

Author: Matt Haig / Illustrator: Chris Mould

The Father Christmas trilogy including A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas and Father Christmas And Me would make a fabulous Christmas present!

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8 responses to “Father Christmas And Me by Matt Haig & Chris Mould”

  1. Crummy Mummy avatar

    My kids love Christmas stories all year round – this one sounds fab! #triedtested

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is 🙂 If you can I would recommend reading all three books although this can also be read as a standalone.

  2. Becca Farrelly avatar

    This sounds like a great book and I love buying Mia a special Christmas book each year. She wouldn’t be quite old enough for this one yet but it’s definitely one for the future! 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      What a lovely tradition. There are so many wonderful Christmas books to choose from that I would find it really difficult to choose just one!!

  3. Emma Lofthouse-Burch avatar

    My 7 year old would love this book. He is reading The Boy Who Saved Christmas at the moment #triedtested

    1. Catherine avatar

      All three books are brilliant, my daughter is insistent that we send her letter to Father Christmas in Elfhelm!

  4. Fiona Cambouropoulos avatar

    I love the sound of this one, it sounds like there are some life lessons hiding in here as well as a fun Christmas read. #TriedTested

    1. Catherine avatar

      All three of Matt and Chris’s books are wonderful, full of action and lots of Christmas love 🙂