Christmas Advent – Day 9 ‘The Night I Met Father Christmas,’ by Ben Miller, illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini.

On the ninth day of book advent, my true love gave to me… a shiny gold edition of Ben Miller’s Christmas book!

Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer; he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop; he knows about the magic which allows Father Christmas to deliver presents around the world in just one night, but there’s one thing he doesn’t know… How did Father Christmas become Father Christmas?

That all changes when, one Christmas Eve, Jackson meets Father Christmas and hears his incredible story. This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting, but, as Father Christmas tell him, no good sorry ever is…

This would be a great festive read for anyone aged eight and up and who is perhaps doubting the meaning of Christmas, For me, the story had echoes of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol.’ It’s a story of magic, and second chances and rediscovering the meaning of life.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Simon & Schuster for sending me this title to review*

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