A Boy Called Christmas

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Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782117903

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7951

BELIEVE IN THE IMPOSSIBLE You are about to read THE TRUE STORY OF FATHER CHRISTMAS If you are one of those people who believe that some things are impossible, you should put this book down right away. (Because this book is FULL of impossible things.) Are you still reading? Good. Then let us begin...

Reflections of A Boy Named Christmas

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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.

Father Christmas and Me

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Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786890763

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3780

LET THE BATTLE FOR CHRISTMAS BEGIN It isn't always easy, growing up as a human in Elfhelm, even if your adoptive parents are the newly married Father Christmas and Mary Christmas. For one thing, Elf School can be annoying when you have to sing Christmas songs everyday - even in July - and when you fail all your toy-making tests. Also it can get very, very cold. But when the jealous Easter Bunny and his rabbit army launch an attack to stop Christmas, it's up to Amelia, her new family and the elves to keep Christmas alive. Before it's too late . . .

The Girl Who Saved Christmas

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Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782118586

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BELIEVE IN MAGIC? It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper's workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her. With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen and a man called Charles Dickens, the search for Amelia - and the secret of Christmas - begins . . .

Shadow Forest

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Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552555630

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 395

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Samuel Blink is the hero of this story, but he doesn't know it yet. Right now, he and his sister Martha are in the back of his parents' car. He has no idea a giant log is about to fall from the sky and change his life forever. He doesn't know that he and Martha will be forced to move to Norway and eat their Aunt Eda's smelly brown cheese. He hasn't the slightest clue Martha will disappear into Shadow Forest. A forest full of one-eyed trolls, the sinister huldre-folk, deadly Truth Pixies and a witch who steals shadows. A forest ruled by the evil Changemaker. A forest so dangerous that people who enter never return. No. Samuel Blink doesn't know any of this. So don't tell him. It might ruin the book . . .

To Be A Cat

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Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448120829

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4960

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?

The Runaway Troll

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Author: Matt Haig

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552555789

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 434

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Meet Samuel Blink. He's been sent to Norway, to live with an aunt and uncle he never knew he had. He has just started at a new school, where no one wants to be his friend. He is forced to eat Aunt Eda's horrible, stinky brown cheese. But just when Samuel thinks life couldn't get any worse . . . he finds a troll under the bed. A smelly, grotesque, lumpy-faced, bulbous-nosed, smelly, one-eyed troll, who's escaped from the terrifying Shadow Forest next to Aunt Eda's cottage. (Did I mention smelly?) A troll now being hunted down by an evil creature, who likes to kidnap and tortures trolls . . . and children. And who is heading towards Samuel's house right now . . .

A Town Called Christmas

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Author: Carrie Alexander

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426808763

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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It's Christmas, and Navy pilot Michael Kavanaugh is home from deployment-with a "Dear John" letter in his pocket. In spite of a rather serious case of Bah-Humbug, Mike heads to Christmas, Michigan, to spend the holidays with the York family. But then he meets Merry York, and spending Christmas in Christmas doesn't seem such a bad idea after all.... That is, until Mike discovers Merry has a present she's been hiding-she's five months pregnant! As attracted to Merry as he is, Mike isn't prepared to be a father and husband after only seven days. But in a town called Christmas, almost anything can happen....

The Iron Man

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Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: Faber & Faber Children's Books

ISBN: 9780571348862

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.