11 November 2016
Pupils from four local schools were delighted to welcome author Matt Haig to Notre Dame’s theatre this week.
The Blue Peter Book Award and Smarties Book Prize winner thrilled his young fans with an interactive presentation explaining how the idea for his latest book; The Girl Who Saved Christmas, was born, bringing out props to bring his characters to life for the children and showing a clip detailing his collaboration with artist Chris Mould who illustrates his books.
The Girl Who Saved Christmas is the second book in the series, following on from the hugely popular A Boy Called Christmas inspired by Matt’s own son, who wondered what Father Christmas would have been like as a child.
Following the presentation, the children were invited to meet Matt Haig, who generously signed each child’s book and answered any questions they had.
Visitors to Notre Dame School left clutching their books along with a bespoke bookmark to mark the occasion.