First of all, Merry Christmas Eve, Savvy Readers! I hope your days are filled with turkey and stuffing and delicious desserts and gifts and, of course, some much-needed rest and relaxation. Since it’s officially Christmastime, we have a wonderfully festive read lined up just for you!
Everyone knows Matt Haig, right? If you do, you love him. The Humans, Reasons To Stay Alive, How To Stop Time… His list of incredible books goes on and on. If you don’t happen to know who he is, well, you’re about to!
Matt Haig, noted author of everything great, has been publishing a festive kids book collection for the last couple years, and he is back with a new installment in the beloved series, Father Christmas and Me, the third book after A Boy Called Christmas and The Girl Who Saved Christmas! This time around, the fate of Christmas is up to one girl: Amelia Wishart…
You see, Amelia was rescued years ago by none other than Father Christmas and, wait for it, Mary Christmas (*drum noise*) and brought back to live in Elfhelm. Unfortunately for her, however, the life she thought would be magical and fantastic is actually kind of… annoying. You know how we complain about Christmas songs being played too early when they start the first week of November? Yeah, try July… Also, it’s always cold.
Though she is incredibly thankful for the help and love of Father Christmas and Mary Christmas, Amelia can’t shake the feeling that there is more to life than making toys, eating gingerbread, and decorating Christmas trees… UNTIL THE EASTER BUNNY SHOWS UP!
You see, the Easter Bunny is (more than) a little jealous of Father Christmas’s swag, so he enlists the help of his evil Rabbit Army to launch an attack on Christmas. Will Amelia band together with her new family and fellow elves to keep Christmas alive, or is Christmas doomed because of some jealous bunnies?! To find out, I guess you’ll just have to read Father Christmas and Me, now won’t you?
Father Christmas and Me is witty, adventurous, and fun – all of which are signature trademarks that you’re reading a Matt Haig book! While you don’t have to read the series in order, I promise that, once you finish one of these books, you’ll want more and more and more!
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, because they were all too busy reading Father Christmas and Me…