|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 2017|
Amelia Wishart was the first child ever to receive a Christmas present, and it was her spirit that gave Santa the extra boost of magic he needed to make his first trip around the world. But in this follow-up to A Boy Called Christmas for readers 8 to 12, now Amelia is in trouble; her mother is ill, and now she has been sent to the workhouse to toil under cruel Mr. Creeper. 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.
"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