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Publication Order of Christmas Books

A Boy Called Christmas (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Saved Christmas (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father Christmas and Me (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Evie Books

Evie and the Animals (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Evie in the Jungle (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Shadow Forest Books

Shadow Forest (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Samuel Blink and the Forbidden Forest (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Samuel Blink and the Runaway Troll (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Truth Pixie Books

The Truth Pixie (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truth Pixie Goes to School (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Labrador Pact / The Last Family in England (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Fathers Club (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Possession of Mr Cave (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Radleys (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Be A Cat (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Humans (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Echo Boy (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Stop Time (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midnight Library (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Life Impossible (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Humans: An A-Z (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reasons to Stay Alive (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Notes on a Nervous Planet (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Comfort Book (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

A Mouse Called Miika (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Haunted(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exquisite Corpse(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anniversary(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Matt Haig is a horror, children’s fiction, literary fiction, science fiction, and young adult fantasy author from Sheffield England. He is known for blending the world of outright fantasy with domestic reality. The forty-three-year-old author penned the bestselling titles “Notes on a Nervous Planet,” “Reasons to Stay Alive, “and several novels for children including the very popular “The Truth Pixie.” Unlike many authors who grew up wanting to become authors, this was not the case for Haig, who dreamt of becoming a graphic designer. He went to a Nottinghamshire primary school before he proceeded to a Newark-on-Trent secondary school. As a teen, he went to Hull University to study European Studies though he had to change courses halfway through. Failing in his studies because he could not grasp Economics, he decided to switch to History and English and then got his masters in English from Leeds University. Haig established and ran an internet marketing company and also worked for a nightclub in Spain while writing on the side. He currently writes for several newspapers including “The Independent” and “The Guardian.” Matt made his writing debut with “The Last Family in England,” a novel he published in 2004. His novels have been translated into more than 30 languages with some optioned for film. He now has more than ten novels in four series, several single standing novels, collections, and novellas.

Apart from his writing, he has also been involved in the writing of children’s fiction and screenplays such as “A Boy Called Christmas,” “Shadow Forest,” and several young adult novels. Matt Haig is the winner of several awards including the book of the series by the TV Book Club. He also made the shortlist for the Galaxy National Book Award. He was the winner of the World Book Night Award for his novel “The Humans,” was nominated for the Carnegie Medal, was shortlisted for the Children’s Book Prize by Waterstones, and won the Book of the Year by Blue Peter. Several of his novels including “Reasons to Stay Alive,” “How to Stop Time” and “Notes on a Nervous Planet” have spent several weeks on a variety of bestseller lists. “Boy Called Christmas” which is one of his most popular children’s series is about to be made into a film. According to the New York Times, Haig is a highly talented author while The Guardian calls him a clever, funny, and lovely author. He currently lives in New York from where he writes his novels.

For Matt, writing is something of a release that he sought whenever he was feeling down. In his first-ever novel “The Last Family in England,” he tells the tale of a family whose survival is threatened when a new couple comes into the picture with Falstaff their out of control dog. The story is told from the perspective of Prince the pet Labrador and went on to sell more than 200,000 copies. Matt’s Haig’s life changed when he was a twenty-four-year-old and afflicted with depression. He was having a very hard time that he walked to a cliff in Ibiza planning to commit suicide and end it all. Luckily, he did not throw himself over the edge but decided to rant about it in his novel “Reasons to Stay Alive” that he published in 2015. He had already been writing for quite a while but it was the novel that would make his name as an author of novels on anxiety, depression, and issues mental health. While it was nothing but a side project of his, as soon as it was published, he started getting tons of emails from grateful readers some of who would stop him on the streets offering their gratitude for changing their lives. Matt still alternates between fiction and non-fiction and also switches up genres as he writes about things that have taken his interest in the moment.

“A Boy Called Christmas” by Matt Haig is the story of the origins of Father Christmas. Nikolas is an eleven-year-old nicknamed “Christmas” since he had the honor of being born on December 25th. He is a poor child who lives in Finland with his father a woodcutter, having lost his mother several years ago. His entire world falls apart as his father decides to leave and go to the north where he has been offered land and Nikolas had to live with his aunt who mistreats him. The mistreatment gets so bad that he runs off intending to go find his father. He is hungry, cold, and frightened but still remembers the words of his mother that had told him to always be brave and do what is right. He eventually gets rescued from a dire predicament when two elves take pity on him. From the elves, he learns that impossible was derived from an old elf swearword. The elves tell him that he can do anything and that he only believes things are impossible because he is yet to understand them. But since some humans had kidnapped a baby elf, the elves do not like humans and Nikolas soon finds himself imprisoned in a tower with a pixie and a troll. What is he to do?

Matt Haig’s “The Girl Who Saved Christmas” is a spellbinding and captivating historical novel set in Victorian-era England. Amelia a young chimney sweep writes a letter to Father Christmas as she needs help for her mother who is seriously sick. She hopes that he will make all her wishes come true just like the wishes of many others. But the unhappy trolls and elves are causing trouble in Elfhelm and they are now wrecking the North Pole hoping that it would get Christmas canceled. Trying to get matters under control, Father Christmas’s skills are tested to the limit. Meanwhile, Amelia’s world is crumbling as she finds herself all alone when her mother dies and she has to find a job at a workhouse in London. The workhouse is run by Mr. Creeper, a nightmare boss who demands that she gives up Mr. Soot to a famous author. Given all that she is facing, it is understandable that she for a while loses her way. But Father Christmas needs her to continue hoping as it is what he needs to ignite the magic of Christmas.

“Father Christmas and Me” the third novel of the “Christmas” series has Amelia Wishart returning for another adventure in Elfhelm. She has been adopted by Mary and Father Christmas, who are now married even though the wedding had almost been interrupted by unexpected events. Amelia is not finding it easy to adjust to the icy and blistering cold life of Elfhelm. Moreover, she has to go to Elf school, and it is not easy as she is the tallest student in school. In addition, she has to adapt to a weird and unexpected curriculum. She soon finds that she hates singing Christmas songs for all months of the year and wants out. But if she left her new home where would she go? Haig puts in a touch of realism into his world by creating an elf determined to make everyone miserable. He intends to have Mary, Amelia, and Father Christmas expelled from Elfhelm and combined with the evil rabbits and the ever-resentful Easter bunny life could not have been more turbulent and traumatic for Amelia.

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