Ben Miller is an actor, director and comedian, best known for writing and starring in ‘The Armstrong and Miller Show’ and his role as Rowan Atkinson’s sidekick, Bough, in ‘Johnny English’. He also appeared on the big screen in the much loved sequel ‘Paddington 2’ alongside Ben Whishaw and Hugh Bonneville. ‘The Night I Met Father Christmas’ is Ben’s first children’s book.
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… Get ready for a Christmas classic in the making with beautiful illustrations throughout from emerging talent Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, that will remind everyone of the true spirit of Christmas and prove once and for all that Father Christmas really does exist!
Lana loves stories. Especially the ones she and her brother, Harrison, share in their make-believe games. But when Harrison decides he’s too grown-up to play with Lana she finds herself feeling lonely. Until something magical happens… Hidden in the strange new supermarket in town, Lana discovers a portal to a fairytale world! But these aren’t the happy-ever-after fairytales that Lana knows, they are darker and more dangerous, and the characters need Lana’s help to defeat an evil witch. But she can’t do it alone. Can she convince Harrison to believe in stories again and journey to the world with her. . . before it’s too late? This is a story about stories, but it’s also about a brother and a sister finding their way back to each other through the power of imagination.
‘A gorgeous tale brimming with the magic of Christmas. A sheer delight for all kids both big AND small.’ – Ruth Jones, award-winning writer and comedian
‘Enchanting, funny and intriguing in equal measure’ – Philip Ardagh, bestselling author
‘You can always tell when a children’s book has been written by a brilliant father because there’s a particular intimacy, warmth and mischievous humour that bubbles through it … irresistible’ – Alexander Armstrong, presenter, comedian and writer
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