The Boy Who Kidnapped Father Christmas

Mark Dando

'Twas the month before Christmas, and in the kitchen at home, young Jacob was sitting, at the table, alone…

  • ISBN 9781781327609
  • Published Oct 2018
  • 216 x 216mm (36 pages)


"...when he could hear his mum, Gran, and Gramps snoring,
Jake crept downstairs, treading light on the flooring…
…into the lounge where he had his trap set,
where he’d wait out the night until he could get
What he wanted for Christmas, which wasn’t a toy,
But St Nicholas himself, what a bad little boy!”

Jacob worries that he’s top of the naughty list this year. So, he decides to kidnap Father Christmas to make sure he still gets a full stocking. Told in rhyme, with beautiful colour illustrations, children and grown-ups will love guessing together the shocks and surprises that await Jacob when his naughtiness creates big problems.

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