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The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas

By Matt Lucas

Dive in to this funny and debut heart-warming magical (and musical!) adventure from star of stage and screen, Matt Lucas – a festive modern classic for young readers of 8-12!

‘Nearly as good as one of my books’ – David Walliams

Leo LOVES Christmas.
And this Christmas needs to be absolutely perfect, because it’s the first one without Mum. Only it all keeps going wrong!

🧚💡 The fairylights are in a tangle
🎅✏️ The Christmas cards aren’t finished
🎄 The tree isn’t decorated
🍰 And the Christmas cakes have all been destroyed!

Soon Leo decides he’s had enough – he makes a heartfelt wish that it would all GO AWAY.

Then Leo wakes up on what SHOULD be Christmas Day – and it’s gone!! All of Christmas! But Leo isn’t going to let it escape that easily . . .

Join Leo as he sets out on a mission to undo his wish and get Christmas back in the brand-new festive classic by bestselling author Matt Lucas.

Home Alone meets A Christmas Carol in a hilarious adventure with a big dollop of festive magic. Funny, sensitive and emotional in all the best ways, this warm and seasonal family story touches ever so gently on childhood grief but is wrapped up in a chaotic and heart-warming adventure.

Listen to over 20 original songs, written and recorded by Matt to accompany the story, bringing the joy of a musical to book form!

Author: Matt Lucas
Format: Hardback
Ageband: from 8
Release Date: 28 Sep 2023
Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-0-00-851989-6
Price: £12.99 (Export Price) , £12.99, €None
Actor, author, comedian, presenter, and writer Matt Lucas is one of the most recognisable personalities in British television. Matt first came to prominence as George Dawes in the seminal comedy Shooting Stars. However, he is perhaps best known for his work alongside David Walliams, co-creating the three-time BAFTA winning BBC comedy, Little Britain.Matt’s film credits including Alice in Wonderland, Paddington, Polar and Bridesmaids, TV credits including Doctor Who, and theatre projects including Les Misérables. Matt will be starring alongside Timothée Chalamet in Warner Bros’ musical fantasy Wonka, set to be released in December 2023.Matt is the author of bestselling children’s books, including Thank You, Baked Potato to raise money for Feed NHS, My Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Silly Book of Jokes, Pranks and Games.The Boy Who Slept Through Christmas is Matt’s debut fiction novel.

”'Nearly as good as one of my books” - - David Walliams