With Christmas rapidly approaching (20 days and counting) I’m now fully immersed in my Christmas reads. Despite an enticing pile of January releases waiting in the wings, I’m wrapping myself in a cosy blanket with a hot chocolate and allowing myself to be transported to snowy worlds filled with magic. Today I’m joining in with the blog tour for, ‘The Night I Met Father Christmas,’ written by Ben Miller and illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini. Daniela’s beautiful black and while illustrations give this book a real classic feel. This book has been lovingly produced with the most glorious cover sprinkled with gold, promising an enchanting Christmas tale with stunning endpapers giving this book a real giftable appeal.
Jackson’s faith in Father Christmas is rocked one year when a friend tells him that he doesn’t actually exist. Confused and dismayed Jackson starts to question everything he has ever believed, how can Father Christmas possibly deliver all the presents in one night and who eats the mince pies and drinks the brandy? Horrified that this might be true, Jackson hatches a plan to prove once and for all that Father Christmas does exist and to discover how it all began. Pretending to be asleep he lies in wait for Santa to come down the chimney and is surprised by what he encounters. As Father Christmas shares his story with Jackson, we discover an unexpected past filled with sadness and misery in his tale of an orphan elf called Torvil. ‘The NIght I Met Father Christmas,’ is a story to share at Christmas to help us to remember and celebrate the true spirit of giving and sharing especially with others less fortunate at this special time.
Today on the blog I am pleased to share with you an extract from, ‘The Night I Met Father Christmas,’ which comes at a significant point in the story when an encounter with a reindeer changes the course of direction in Torvil’s life.
Why not join in with the rest of the blog tour for reviews, guest posts and giveaways.
Thank you to Eve and Simon & Schuster for inviting me to join in with the blog tour and for sending me a copy of this festive treat. ‘The Night I Met Father Christmas,’ is available to buy now online or from any good bookshop.