A Boy Called Christmas

" --Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump "Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.”—Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning ...

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399552677

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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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 and illustrator Chris Mould. "Irresistibly readable. Destined to become a Christmas and anytime-before-or-after-Christmas classic!" --Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library “The definitive (and funny) history of ho, ho, ho! My children loved it.” —Yann Martel, bestselling author of Life of Pi “The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades.” —Stephen Fry "Humorous and heartfelt, A Boy Called Christmas will grow your heart three sizes and make you believe in magic." --Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump "Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.”—Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book From the Hardcover edition.

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

But first Amelia must learn to believe again. . . . “Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.” —Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of ...

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524700460

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 837

"If somewhere in the afterlife Roald Dahl met Charles Dickens and they cooked up a new Christmas tale, it couldn’t have much on this fleet, verbally rambunctious, heart-stealing follow-up to A Boy Called Christmas."—The New York Times Amelia Wishart was the first child ever to receive a Christmas present. It was her Christmas spirit that gave Santa the extra boost of magic he needed to make his first trip around the world. But now Amelia is in trouble. When her mother falls ill, she is sent to the workhouse to toil under cruel Mr. Creeper. For a whole year, Amelia scrubs the floors and eats watery gruel, without a whiff of kindness to keep her going. It’s not long before her hope begins to drain away. Meanwhile, up at the North Pole, magic levels dip dangerously low as Christmas approaches, and Santa knows that something is gravely wrong. With the help of his trusty reindeer, a curious cat, and Charles Dickens, he sets out to find Amelia, the only girl who might be able to save Christmas. But first Amelia must learn to believe again. . . . “Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.” —Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book "With a little bit of naughty and a lot of nice, this Christmastime yarn is a veritable sugarplum." —Kirkus Reviews

To Be A Cat

Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - wouldn't they? A darkly funny and adventurous tale from multi-award-winning author Matt Haig.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448120829

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 172

Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him - Barney has no idea why. And headteacher-from-hell Miss Whipmire seems determined to make every second of Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year, and there's no sign of him ever coming home. Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - right?

Father Christmas and Me

The third instalment in the series following A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas When Amelia Wishart is rescued from a life of misery by Father Christmas, she imagines life will be magical and fantastic.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: HarperTrophy

ISBN: 9781443454193

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 769

The third instalment in the series following A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas When Amelia Wishart is rescued from a life of misery by Father Christmas, she imagines life will be magical and fantastic. But it isn’t always easy growing up as a human in Elfhelm. For one thing, elf school can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs every day—even in July—and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also, it can get very, very cold. Amelia knows her adopted parents—the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas—care for her very much. Father Christmas is even writing a guidebook for her. But she sometimes wonders if there is more to life than eating gingerbread and decorating Christmas trees. When a very jealous Easter Bunny and his Rabbit Army launch an attack to stop Christmas, Amelia starts to realize the value of everything in Elfhelm, and joins with her new family and fellow elves to keep Christmas alive.

The Book Lover s Quiz Book

A Boy Called Christmas (2015) by Matt Haig: these are his Christmas books in
reverse publication order 39. Whoville 40. These are Christmas gifts from the
Dursleys to Harry Potter: a toothpick in The Chamber of Secrets, a 50-pence
piece in ...

Author: Gary Wigglesworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472145283

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

View: 116

'The perfect gift for quizzers' VAL McDERMID 'Outside of a dog, The Book Lover's Quiz Book is every bookworm's best friend -- inside of a dog . . . well, if you know the rest, you're going to love this book' PETER HANINGTON, author of A Dying Breed, peterhanington.co.uk 'Brilliantly inventive and entertaining questions from the bookworm's bookworm' MARK MASON, author of Walk the Lines, Question Time and many more 'A book quiz quiz book what more could lovers of books, quizzes and quizzes about books desire? And marvellous it is too, Wiggleworth proving himself quite the literary Magnus Magnussen of our social media age' TRAVIS ELBOROUGH traviselborough.co.uk 'This is the ultimate literary quiz book and Gary Wigglesworth is the quizmaster to end all quizmasters' DAVID QUANTICK davidquantick.com This is a literary quiz book with a difference. Rather than basic sets of questions, The Book Lover's Quiz Book mirrors the format of Gary's live quizzes, at the Betsey Trotwood in London and elsewhere. So, there are lots of multiple-choice questions, some amusing answers, clever red herrings, little-known facts about authors and some of the much-loved Say What You See picture round. Also, there are fixed and variable rounds - fixed ones include 'Blankety Books' (one word missing from the title - always with a theme), 'Literary Links and lists' (what connects/next in the list etc.) and '2 of a Kind' (name the character and the author that share the same initials). The changeable rounds keep the quizzes fresh and include 'What the Dickens?' (real or made-up Dickens names), 'RomeNo or JuliYess' (real or made-up Shakespearian insults) and 'Book Bingo!' (identify the correct number). There are also more standard rounds such as 'First Lines', 'Working Titles' and 'Banned Books'. The aim of all Gary's quizzes, and this book, is that people should have fun and be able to guess (if they don't know) as much as possible.

Reflections of A Boy Named Christmas

Henry Sherman Christmas. Me. and. My. String. You couldn't call Portland much
ofa town. It had one paved street about a quarter mile long, with a train track
running along one side and a string ofbusinesses on the other. It was called Main
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Author: Henry Sherman Christmas

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458204523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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A memoir reveals the struggles of a southern boy as he attempts to overcome his greatest obstacle in life—his stuttering. Henry Sherman Christmas observed a man trying to do what most people do so easily, however, he was having little success. He was sixty five years old and the man’s disability brought back all the memories of his youth, from his preschool days, trying to stay under the radar and under the bed, until loading his families old Ford sedan, in 1958, and heading to California. It involves the torment of an abusive but loving father, old Pa, and the protection of his mother, Ma, who would have given her life to defend her children. It’s the mixed up world of cruelty and love that is so tightly woven they seem to appear as one. In this poignant memoir he shares a candid and heartfelt glimpse into the life of a child who stutters. It entails surviving the cruelty of his teacher in the first, second, and third grade, Mister, who though his disability was caused by his laziness and the neglect of his parents. It captures the caring side of Miss Jenkins, his teacher in the fourth grade, who taught him how to conquer his disability. Protected by his brother, Cone, and tormented by Billy, the relentless bully who would not leave him alone. Loved, and loved back, by his best friend Bo, a young black boy. He was born a poor sharecropper’s son in 1945, in Arkansas. He’s a story-teller, like his father. Reflections of A Boy Named Christmas, is the inspiring story of a boy who just wants to overcome his greatest obstacle in life-and through determination, perseverance, and the love of others, eventually manages to do just that.

A Boy s Town

There were all sorts of pistols ; but the commonest was one that the boys called a
Christmas - crack ; it was of brass , and when it burst the barrel curled up like a
dandelion stem when you split it and put it in water . A Christmas - crack in that ...

Author: William Dean Howells

Publisher: New York Harper 1890.

ISBN:

Category: Amusements

Page: 247

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Describes the typical adventures of a mid-nineteenth-century boy from his third to eleventh years.

The Comfort Book

This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or just to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786898314

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 581

Nothing is stronger than a small hope that doesn't give up. The Comfort Book is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig's mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and survivors through the ages, from Marcus Aurelius to Nellie Bly, Emily Dickinson to James Baldwin. This is the book to pick up when you need the wisdom of a friend, the comfort of a hug or just to celebrate the messy miracle of being alive.

Harper s Round Table

THE THE greatest day of all in the Boy's Town was Christmas . In that part of the
... There were all sorts of pistols ; but the commonest was one that the boys called
a Christmas crack ; TARNY * Begun in HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE No.545 .

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Christmas You Are Out of This World

Click our author name below the title to see more names of people you could gift this journal to. About the journal: Pages: 100 lined pages with a date space at the top of each page. Cover: Quality matte finish. Size: 6 x 9 inches.

Author: Sci-Fi Journal Publishing Company

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781679795596

Category:

Page: 102

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Give this unique and inspiring lined journal diary notebook gift to a friend or family member named Christmas. Add some Science Fiction excitement to a boys Birthday, Christmas or New Year. Perfect for planning and keeping track of special occasions and writing daily thoughts and inspirations. Can I sign this gift? Yes, there is a handy gift message area on the first page. Click our author name below the title to see more names of people you could gift this journal to. About the journal: Pages: 100 lined pages with a date space at the top of each page. Cover: Quality matte finish. Size: 6 x 9 inches. Suggested Occasions: Birthdays New Year Christmas Thanksgiving Christenings Back To School Back to College Suggested recipients: Son Grandson Nephew Father Grandfather Cousin Friend Boyfriend Husband Fianc�

The Midnight Library

Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786892715

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 444

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

Christmas Search and Find Book

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Author: R Christmas Coloring Book House

Publisher: Independently Published

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Page: 62

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Description: BEST GIFT IDEA FOR Christmas DAY - SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE (WHILE STOCKS LAST!!! ) Do you want to make a great Christmas book gift? Then this book is perfect for you. This Happy Christmas Coloring and Activity Book for Kids and adults celebrates the fun and excitement of the Christmas season with Spooktacular hand-drawn coloring pages and activity sheets that will bring your little one hours of coloring fun! 100% original drawings 60 Coloring Pages One page design One-page blank Hours of coloring fun With so many pages to color, this Happy Christmas Coloring and Activity Book offer hours of seasonal fun! This Christmas Coloring Book Features: ✔Unique designs ✔ High-resolution printing ✔size 8.5 x 11 Inches ✔ One-sided pages to avoid bleed-through from markers ✔ Blank pages for your child to add their artwork ✔ Cute designs to color and mate cover ✔ High-quality book Perfect coloring book for boys, girls, and kids or adults of ages 2-4, 4-8, 8-12, 12-16, and up. So help your little ones to celebrate Christmas with this big coloring book Best for Birthday, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, and Holyday, Gift. Children's Day Gifts, Children's Activity Books, Children's Holiday Books, Crafts & Hobbies, Happy new year Books, Journal notebook, Children's Animals Books, Children's Growing Up & Facts of Life Books, Children's Craft & Hobby Books, Children's Geography & Cultures Books, Christmas tree, christmas colouring book pack, christmas wrapping paper, christmas wrapping paper kids, christmas gifts, christmas gifts for women clearance, christmas gifts for kids, christmas for adults, christmas cards, christmas gifts for her, christmas colouring books, christmas colouring books for adults, christmas colouring books for teenagers, christmas colouring book for toddlers, christmas colouring activity pack, christmas colouring book for children, Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!, Jolly Christmas Postman, The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch, Peppa's Night Before Christmas, The Christmasaurus, Dear Santa Board book, The Christmas Bear, Mr. Men Little Miss Advent Calendar Hardcover, Dear Father Christmas, Dear Father Christmas, The Night After Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, Mog's Christmas Paperback, The Story Orchestra coloring book, Pick a Pine Tree, A Boy Called Christmas, peppa Pig: Ho Ho Ho! Christmas Sticker Book, Baby Touch and Feel Merry Christmas Board book, Christmas Coloring for Toddlers, Ten Little Elves Board Book Board book, Peter Rabbit Tales: A Christmas Wish Board book, Touchy-feely Nativity (Usborne Touchy Feely Books) (Luxury Touchy Feely) Board book, Alfie's Christmas book, Christmas Is Coming! An Advent Book Hardcove, Home Alone, merry Christmas Merry Christmas, Baked Potato Paperback, Blippi: Merry Christmas Board book, Happy new year coloring book, Valentine's Day coloring book Hey Duggee: Happy Christmas! Sticker Colouring Book, etc. ♥♥♥♥Scroll up and click the BUY NOW button! ♥♥♥♥

The All American Christmas Cookbook

To put that perfect postmark on your Christmas cards , you ' ll hit the road to mail
them from one of the eleven towns named Santa Claus ( the one in Indiana
boasts a dozen year - round statues of the old boy ) , the six called Christmas ,
the ...

Author: Georgia Orcutt

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811861441

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 490

A state-by-state tour of America's favorite Christmas recipes features classic regional recipes--ranging from Alabama's Pecan Divinity to New York's Oyster Stew and Utah's Quick Peppermint Stick Cake--highlighted by vintage artwork evoking the spirit of Christmas past.

Pages and Co the Map of Stories

"--Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mr. Lemoncello series *"Highly recommended for readers young and old. An important reminder of the centrality of stories in shaping our lives.

Author: Anna James

Publisher: Philomel Books

ISBN: 9781984837349

Category:

Page: 240

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The third magical bookwandering adventure in the nationally bestselling Pages & Co. series, featuring Tilly Pages as she journeys to Washington, DC, to wander inside the books at the Library of Congress. Perfect for fans of Inkheart and The Land of Stories. Tilly and Oskar embark on an impromptu trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, in search of an elusive group of bookwanderers called the Archivists, who they believe are the key to restoring the balance and saving the British Underlibrary. Along the way, the friends realize that something strange is happening in the world of bookwandering: books are disappearing, people are forgetting their favorite stories, and stories are trying to drag Tilly into them. With a mysterious set of clues and some surprising new faces, Tilly and Oskar will need the help of some of their dearest fictional friends to be able to solve the mystery . . . and save bookwandering forever. Praise for Pages & Co.: The Bookwanderers: A USA Today Bestseller! A Barnes & Noble Book of the Month! A Fall 2019 Kids' Indie Next List Pick! "Mr. Lemoncello would love to go bookwandering at Pages and Co. If you love books, you're going to LOVE this book!"--Chris Grabenstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Mr. Lemoncello series *"Highly recommended for readers young and old. An important reminder of the centrality of stories in shaping our lives." --School Library Journal, starred review "A loving testament to the powerful magic of books and imagination." --Kirkus Reviews "An affectionate ode to books and book lovers." --Publishers Weekly "Delightful! A Joy of a book."--Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars "A thrilling, inventive, book-lover's delight."--Matt Haig, author of A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Broke

They were the Simeti and Leaso boys – Peleve , Pelema and Kalata Simeti , and
Faraima , Iokamo , Faiaoga and Maresala Leaso . ... We watched the older boys
get our cannon ready . ... Christmas Eve I was called in to get cleaned up .

Author: Fa'amoana John Luafutu

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Category: Family

Page: 66

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Talks about his childhood in Samoa and then the problems of moving to Auckland and living in a palagi society. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.


Harper s Young People

... and which with the matinée in the after with a look of deep bewilderment on his
face . noon he proposed making the lame boy's Christmas . hear the name he
called her ? ” he asked . Entering the hall , they were confronted with an impos “ It
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A Boy Named Shel

For one, he began to worry about the legacy of his work. Dennis Locorriere was
in New York over the Christmas season in 1998 and ran into Shel in Greenwich
Village. They spoke for a while, and Dennis told Shel of his plans to move to ...

Author: Lisa Rogak

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

ISBN: 1429980567

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 881

Few authors are as beloved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comic poems have become the bedtime staples of millions of children and their parents, but few readers know much about the man behind that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dust jackets. In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the full story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between---and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many women with his unstoppable energy and never-ending wit. His boundless creativity brought him fame and fortune---neither of which changed his down-to-earth way of life---and his children's books sold millions of copies. But he was much more than "just" a children's writer. He collaborated with anyone who crossed his path, and found success in a wider range of genres than most artists could ever hope to master. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Unicorn." He drew cartoons for Stars & Stripes and got his big break with Playboy. He wrote experimental plays and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a seemingly unending stream of fresh ideas, he worked compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide array of projects up until his death, in 1999. Drawing on wide-ranging interviews and in-depth research, Rogak gives fans a warm, enlightening portrait of an artist whose imaginative spirit created the poems, songs, and drawings that have touched the lives of so many children---and adults.

Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet shares his journey back to happiness and all of the lessons that Matt learned along the way.

Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443455903

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 715

The instant #1 international bestseller from the beloved author of How to Stop Time and The Humans The societies we are part of are increasingly making our minds ill. It very often feels that the way we live is almost engineered to make us unhappy. Whether it is our attitudes toward sleep, the marketing messages that inundate us daily, the constant and hysterical news cycle, social media or even the way we educate our children, we are programming ourselves to put our bodies and minds at odds and setting ourselves up with expectations for our lives that prevent our happiness. When Matt became ill with panic disorder, anxiety and depression, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet shares his journey back to happiness and all of the lessons that Matt learned along the way.