The Christmasaurus (Hardcover)

By Tom Fletcher, Shane Devries (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9781524773304, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2018

List Price: 13.99*
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Description

Why settle for a pony or a puppy for Christmas when you could have a dinosaur? A rollicking adventure from singer-songwriter and YouTuber Tom Fletcher.

Once upon a time--long, long ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth--an egg rolled away from its mother and landed in the ocean, where it froze solid and stayed peacefully for thousands of years. Then one day Santa and his elves discover the frozen egg, and Santa sits on it to see if it will hatch. But he can't guess what's inside. . . . A dinosaur!

Meanwhile, a young boy named William Trundle has only ever wished for one thing for Christmas: a dinosaur! So when Santa accidentally gives William the real Christmasaurus instead of a stuffed replica, it's the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER! Until an evil man known as the Hunter decides a dinosaur will be the perfect addition to his collection.

A wild and hilarious adventure ensues. An instant Christmas classic!


About the Author

Tom Fletcher was hatched from an egg discovered in the snowy depths of the North Pole. After writing songs with his band, McFly, for several years, Tom turned his hand to writing stories. His picture book There's a Monster in Your Book published in September 2017. His first middle-grade novel, The Christmasuaurs, combines his love of Christmas and his love of dinosaurs. He suggests you read it with a plate of cookies and hopes you enjoy it. Find him on Twitter and Instagram at @tomfletcher.


Praise For The Christmasaurus

“Tom Fletcher is a creative and magical storyteller who is guaranteed to make readers laugh!” --James Patterson


"A sweet holiday story that would work well as a family read-aloud." --Booklist online