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Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. His latest novel is The Midnight Library and the audiobook edition is read by Carey Mulligan. Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which is being made into a feature film with an all-star cast. He has sold more than a million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.
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It is Christmas Eve and all is not well. Amelia Wishart is trapped in Mr Creeper's workhouse and Christmas is in jeopardy. Magic is fading. If Christmas is to happen, Father Christmas knows he must find her.
With the help of some elves, eight reindeer, the Queen and a man called Charles Dickens, the search for Amelia - and the secret of Christmas - begins . . .
Audrey’s father taught her that to stay human in the modern world, she had to build a moat around herself; a moat of books and music, philosophy and dreams. A moat that makes Audrey different from the echoes: sophisticated, emotionless machines, built to resemble humans and to work for human masters.
Daniel is an echo – but he’s not like the others. He feels a connection with Audrey; a feeling Daniel knows he was never designed to have, and cannot explain. And when Audrey is placed in terrible danger, he’s determined to save her.
ECHO BOY is a powerful story about love, loss and what makes us truly human.
Twelve-year-old Evie has a talent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking and she can TALK to them with her mind.
When Evie goes on a trip to the Amazon rainforest, her powers are put to the test. She makes friends with pink river dolphins, must save an injured sloth, and discovers the secret life of a jaguar. Soon she sees that the jungle is in serious and deadly danger, and comes up with a rather risky plan to help save it . . .
A brilliant new story from bestselling author Matt Haig, featuring Evie from Evie and the Animals and with illustrations by the award-winning Emily Gravett.
Wherever she is, whatever the day,
She only has one kind of thing to say.
Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo,
The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true.
A very funny and lovable tale of how one special pixie learned to love herself. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight younger readers – with words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.
Miika just wants to belong. Living with elves and trolls and pixies can make a mouse feel like the odd one out. When he makes friends with a fellow mouse, Miika thinks his problems are over. But really, his quest is just beginning . . .
A Mouse Called Miika is the story of a small mouse finding his place in a big world. A tale of friendship, cheese, robbery and the magical power of being yourself.
Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent: a supertalent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking.
She promises to keep it top secret, but then an evil pet-thief strikes.
Every animal in town is in danger and only by DARING TO BE HERSELF can Evie save her furry and feathered friends.
A) Know a human?
B) Love a human?
C) Have trouble dealing with humans?
IF YOU'VE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU
Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet, this user-guide to the human race will help you translate their sayings, understand exotic concepts such as 'democracy' and 'sofas', and make sense of their habits and bizarre customs.
A phrase book, a dictionary and a survival guide, this book unravels all the oddness, idiosyncrasies and wonder of the species, allowing everyone to make the most of their time on Earth.
From the bestselling author of A Boy Called Christmas, The Girl Who Saved Christmas, Father Christmas and Me and The Truth Pixie.
*'A clawed masterpiece' - Guardian*
Barney Willow's life couldn't get any worse. He's weedy, with sticky-out ears. Horrible Gavin Needle loves tormenting him. And evil headteacher Miss Whipmire seems determined to make Barney's existence a complete misery! Worst of all, Dad has been missing for almost a year - and there's no sign of him ever coming home.
Barney just wants to escape. To find another life. To be a cat, for example. A quiet, lazy cat. Things would be so much easier - wouldn't they?
A darkly funny and adventurous tale from multi-award-winning author Matt Haig.
'Don't try to be something
You really are not.
Your one true self
Is the best thing you've got.'
In this heartwarming adventure. the Truth Pixie and her human friend go to school, face a bully and learn the importance of friendship and being yourself. With words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould.
Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life.
Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover - working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he'd never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love.
How to Stop Time is a wild and bittersweet story about losing and finding yourself, about the certainty of change and about the lifetimes it can take to really learn how to live.
This special Illustrated Edition features over fifty enchanting line drawings by the award-winning artist Chris Riddell
Wie weit geht ein Vater, um seine Tochter vor der Welt zu schützen?
Beklemmend, bewegend und zutiefst zu Herzen gehend: Matt Haigs psychologischer Roman über die zerstörerische Kraft von Angst und Liebe.
Wann wird Liebe zu Besessenheit?
Drei Mal schon musste Antiquitätenhändler Terence Cave den Verlust eines geliebten Menschen verkraften: erst den Selbstmord seiner Mutter, dann den Mord an seiner Frau, und schließlich den tragischen Tod seines Sohnes Reuben. Geblieben ist ihm nur noch seine Tochter Byrony, Reubens Zwillingsschwester – und das Gefühl, dass ihm alle genommen werden, die er liebt.
Umso verzweifelter versucht Terence nun, seine wunderschöne Tochter vor jeder Gefahr zu schützen, koste es, was es wolle! Doch die 15-jährige Byrony riskiert immer mehr, um aus dem goldenen Käfig ihres Vaters auszubrechen, und Terence muss sich fragen, ob er sie wirklich nur beschützen will?
Mit »Der fürsorgliche Mr Cave« hat der britische Autor Matt Haig hat einen ebenso anrührenden wie erschütternden psychologischen Roman über einen Vater geschrieben, dessen Fürsorge in Besessenheit zu kippen droht.
Die Sorgen und Nöte, die Angst-Störungen und Depressionen verursachen, kennt Matt Haig aus eigener Erfahrung.
Wie war das eigentlich, als der Weihnachtsmann noch ein Junge war?
Er hieß Nikolas, wuchs in großer Armut irgendwo in Finnland auf und dies ist seine wahre Geschichte ... Der elfjährige Nikolas begibt sich allein auf eine gefährliche Reise an den Nordpol, um seinen Vater zu finden. Er besteht haarsträubende Abenteuer, begegnet Rentieren mit erstaunlichen fliegerischen Fähigkeiten, einer Elfe, die eine seltsame Vorliebe für explodierende Köpfe hat, einem gewalttätigen Troll namens Sebastian – und er stellt fest: Wichtel gibt es wirklich! Und in ihm reift ein Entschluss: Er will die Welt zu einem glücklicheren Ort machen.