Have a Matt-gical Christmas with Matt Haig and Chris Mould - activity and POS pack

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Canongate are here to help you have a Matt-gical Christmas!

Discover the wonderful Christmas series by number one bestselling author Matt Haig, featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris Mould. Journey into Elfhelm and you’ll find out the TRUTH about Father Christmas and join Amelia Wishart on a magical mission to save Christmas from the jealous Easter Bunny…

Matt’s fantastic festive trilogy is now available in paperback and rather excitingly, has now been joined by a new, sweet rhyming story for children aged 5+ The Truth Pixie! A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself.

There are activity ideas, posters and bookmarks included in the downloadable pack.

There is also a Father Christmas and Me colouring competition on the Summer Reading Challenge competition page.

If you work in a school, there is a School Resources Pack available from the Canongate website

Get involved

Please share any photos of your events on social media using #BelieveInTheImpossible and tagging @canongatebooks and @readingagency. You can also tag @matthaig1 and @chrismouldink.


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