Review: A Boy Called Christmas
Have you ever wondered where Santa Claus came from and how he ended up at the North Pole? If so, you need to read A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS by Matt Haig. Nikolas was an ordinary boy in Finland. His mother had passed away and he and his father were poor but happy. His father wanted a better life for Nikolas, though, so he got involved with some other men who were headed north to try to prove the elf village of Elfhelm was real.
Nikolas’s father left him with his mean old Aunt Carlotta and after several months Nikolas had had enough. He went in search of his father and what he discovered disturbed him. He stood up for what he believed in and the rest, as they say, is history.
A BOY CALLED CHRISTMAS is a delightful book! It’s written for middle grade readers but can be enjoyed by everyone 8 and up. There’s enough tension to keep the story moving at a nice pace and enough humor to break up the tension from time to time. Children will love knowing Santa Claus was once an ordinary child like them and adults will enjoy learning about Ol’ Saint Nick. I thought this book was a treat and think it would make a wonderful holiday tradition. Pick it up to put yourself in the Christmas spirit!
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