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Review: A Boy Called Christmas

December 9, 2016


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!

Ikid konnection new will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Penguin Random House.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.
13 Comments leave one →
  1. December 9, 2016 8:45 am

    Great idea for a plot!

  2. December 9, 2016 9:56 am

    I can see its wide appeal.

  3. December 9, 2016 10:38 am

    This looks really sweet!

  4. December 9, 2016 10:59 am

    Sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing.

  5. December 9, 2016 2:59 pm

    What a cute book!

  6. Patty permalink
    December 9, 2016 4:44 pm

    I love this kind of book.

  7. December 9, 2016 6:32 pm

    Sounds like a good family read!

  8. December 10, 2016 5:03 pm

    Psawh, Santa lives in Finland, not the north pole 😉

  9. Literary Feline permalink
    December 11, 2016 2:09 pm

    I think even I would like this one. I love stories like this. Thanks for sharing, Kathy!

  10. December 12, 2016 1:44 am

    This sounds like a wonderful holiday story, Kathy! 🙂

  11. December 12, 2016 3:08 pm

    I like the cover of this one.

  12. December 13, 2016 8:54 am

    Sounds like the perfect book for family reading at Christmas.

  13. December 14, 2016 9:09 am

    Looks cute. Gage told me last week that Santa’s real name is St. Nicholas 😉

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