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The Night I Met Father Christmas

THE Christmas classic from bestselling author Ben Miller

About The Book

‘A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small’ Ruth Jones
 
'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible'
Alexander Armstrong

'Wonderful, funny, magical' Chris Evans on How I Became a Dog Called Midnight

Enter a world of wonder with this heartfelt Christmas classic from bestselling children's author Ben Miller.

*This special edition includes extra Christmas bonus content, as well as a gold foil cover – the perfect gift for Ben Miller fans, old and new!* 

Jackson knows all about the flying reindeer, he knows about the elves and the secret North Pole workshop, he knows about the magic that 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.   
 
So begins an enchanting fairy-tale into a magical snowy landscape, where Torvil, a mean-spirited and miserly elf, is about to discover the true meaning of Christmas. This might not have been the story Jackson was expecting but, as Father Christmas tells him, no good story ever is... 

With beautiful illustrations throughout from Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini and warm, funny words from Ben Miller, this book will remind everyone of the true spirit of Christmas and prove once and for all that Father Christmas really does exist! 

Praise for Ben Miller
'A magical adventure' Sunday Express on The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
'Great for reading aloud' The Week Junior on The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale
'A fire-side gem of a story' Abi Elphinstone on The Night I Met Father Christmas
'Fabulous' Sunday Express on The Boy Who Made the World Disappear
'Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure' Philip Ardagh on The Night I Met Father Christmas
'Each of [Ben’s] five books is joyous and thoughtful' Red Magazine

About The Author

Ben Miller is the bestselling author of magical stories for all the family: The Night I Met Father Christmas, The Boy Who Made the World Disappear, The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale, How I Became a Dog Called Midnight and Diary of a Christmas Elf. His next children's book will be released in September 2022. He is an actor, director and comedian, best-known for the Armstrong and Miller sketch show, the Johnny English and Paddington films, BBC's Death in Paradise and recent Netflix smash, Bridgerton.

About The Illustrator

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (December 2, 2020)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471196607
  • Ages: 9 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

‘A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small’ 

– Ruth Jones on The Night I Met Father Christmas

'Bubbles with warmth and mischievous humour . . . irresistible' 

– Alexander Armstrong on The Night I Met Father Christmas

'Wonderful, funny, magical'

– Chris Evans on How I Became a Dog Called Midnight

‘A magical adventure’

– Sunday Express on The Day I Fell into a Fairytale

‘Great for reading aloud’ 

– Week Junior on The Day I Fell into a Fairytale

'Each of [Ben’s] five books is joyous and thoughtful'

– Red Magazine

'Fabulous'

– Sunday Express on The Boy Who Made the World Disappear

‘A fire-side gem of a story’

– Abi Elphinstone on The Night I Met Father Christmas

'Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure'

– Philip Ardagh on The Night I Met Father Christmas

‘Clever and amusing’

– Sunday Times on The Night I Met Father Christmas

‘A delightful tale for kids both small and big'

– My Weekly on The Night I Met Father Christmas

'Utterly festive and charming' 

– BookTrust on The Night I Met Father Christmas

‘A beautifully illustrated take on the classic tale by comedian Ben Miller’

– Best Magazine on The Night I Met Father Christmas

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