The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch

Publisher: Puffin

William, step-sister Brenda and their parents are treated to a tour of the North Pole and discover how Santa stays so warm (a marshmallow-stuffed coat!), how gifts are made (not by elves), and how belief in magic is measured (on a "beliefometer").

Curiosity gets the better of the children though and when William sneaks into the Forbid Den to find the Winter Witch, he is hurled into a dreary future where Christmas is banned! An evil businessman has convinced families that Santa is no competition for his own "Grow your own present" beans. As the beliefometer starts to move towards zero jinglewatts, elves begin to fade and Christmasaurus and William must work fast to save Christmas: its future depends on them.

The much-adored Christmasaurus is back for more magical adventures in this feel-good sequel to The Christmasaurus. The storybook brings together all the joy of Christmas: warmth, happiness and family squabbles. Children will feel they’re right there on the sleigh with William and, of course, it goes without saying that his wheelchair does not get in the way of any of the fun.

Tom Fletcher’s fantastical story, with its superb detail, is sure to inspire readers to conjure up a wintry world of their very own.

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