Stepfather Christmas

Stepfather Christmas: A Festive Countdown Story in 25 Chapters

Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 12/10/2023
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Stepfather Christmas
A Warm Hug of a Book
This book is cleverly designed to be read one chapter at a time as a countdown to Christmas. I don't know how anyone could hold back though as reading this... READ MORE
Poppy Flaxman


From L. D. Lapinski, the author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, comes a magical Christmas story about a girl who is convinced her new stepdad is actually Father Christmas. Written in an advent calendar structure (a chapter to read each day in December in the lead up to Christmas) this is a heart-warming story to enjoy as a family. 10-year-old Harper lives with her single mum and her older brother Will. All is happy and well, until Mum announces she is bringing her new boyfriend, Nick, home for the Christmas season. Nick is a bit... well... weird. He's impossible to annoy, always jolly, an expert at fixing toys, has a white beard and works part-time on a reindeer farm... could he be Father Christmas? Harper certainly thinks so, no matter how much her brother tells her it's nonsense - after all, after Nick arrives a reindeer shows up on the roof, a LOT of post suddenly starts coming for him, and snow falls but only seems to fill the family's back garden! But when Nick starts spending unexplained time away from the family and keeping secrets, Harper and Will have to decide together if they really believe Nick is the big man himself.

  • Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
  • ISBN: 9781510112698
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 18 mm

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Stepfather Christmas
A wonderful way to count down to Christmas Day
For many children, Christmas is probably the most exciting time of the year. Not only is there the prospect of presents and special food but there is all o... READ MORE
Jacqui  Sydney
Stepfather Christmas
Great advent idea!
When your mum meets a new partner and she wants you to meet them, things are always going to get a bit complicated. But what if you begin to suspect that t... READ MORE
Sara Logan Bennison
Stepfather Christmas
Chrstmas Countdown...
Thank you to the publishers for this lovely Christmas read. A very gentle countdown to Christmas to enjoy in one go or perhaps a chapter each night in adv... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Stepfather Christmas
Perfect children's Christmas story
This was a cute, cosy read which put a smile on my face. It's exactly the story you imagine when you read the title and it's a whole lot of fun. The bo... READ MORE
Emma Welsby
Stepfather Christmas
This is such a lovely idea! It was a page turner - great read leading up to Christmas!
Joanne Sercombe