A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig


51ehxczdmel  A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig, Alfred A. Knopf, 9780399552663, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5+
Genre:  Fantasy
What did you like about the book?  A Boy Called Christmas is a unique look at the childhood of Santa Claus.  It is a story filled with adventure, some heartache, and triumph as young Nikolas sets out from his humble home to the mountains in search of his father.  His father has disappeared after searching for the mysterious Elfhelm, the home of elves.  Despite the challenges Nikolas faces; evil elves, trolls, pixies and elf hunters, he keeps a positive spirit and outlook. The book is a delight to read and the illustrations scattered throughout the text will help readers visualize the lively characters.  A book that is in the running to be a holiday classic!

Anything you didn’t like about it? Nothing

To whom would you recommend this book?  Anyone looking for an engaging holiday chapter book.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and school libraries

Where would you shelve it ? J Fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes!!  An enjoyable read!

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State:  Jennifer Brown, Newbury Elementary School, Newbury, MA

Date of review: 12.13.16
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