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Publisher's Summary

The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It's about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure.

It's about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It's about discovering your heart's true desire and learning that the impossible might just be possible....

©2016 Tom Fletcher (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

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Loved it!

A wonderful Christmas story with beautifully imagined Christmas magic. The narration was skillfully done and added a lot to the story.

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Loved it

Brilliant magical story that will bring a smile to both kids and adults. Very British and full of funny fantastic words. A joy to read!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-20-17

AMAZING

I just can't think of anything negative about this book, it's truly wonderful in every way. I want to listen to it all over again, my new Christmas read for me and my children for many years to come.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • charlie by may
  • 12-11-17

Sweet

It's a sad nice and calming story it is a recommend book its
also super funny so love it 😇😈💙💙🎅👼🚖

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • mulberrysummer
  • 06-21-17

Fantastic

We adore this book and have a hard copy . Its a must have for a night listen or build up to Christmas. From the adorable Xmas Dino to a boy in a chair to the devious hunter their lots of non stop fun... We need more!!!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah Mackins
  • 11-18-16

Great Christmas story with a Roald Dahl feel to it

I think this one will be re listened to my children were the wrong way around for this. My 7yr old daughter loved the Christmas stuff but not a fan of dinosaurs and my 5yr old son loved the dinosaur bits but not old enough to follow the in between bits yet. Meanwhile mummy loved it, the story had a real Roald Dahl feel to the writing and the narrator was brilliant. I would have been tongue twisted if I had been reading the book version and the songs were great. There were some great side topics covered in the story including disability and bullying and it was refreshing to have different family structures to the typically portrayed mum dad and two kids set up. Definately one I'd recommend to 7yrs and over particularly if they love dinosaurs.

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  • Davina
  • 01-19-17

Amazing

It really sounds like Santa is reading it and the story is so detailed

AMAZING

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  • J. Carter
  • 10-15-16

Spellbindingly magical Christmas tale

Bought this for my five year old granddaughter to listen to while we were on holiday, when driving.

We were both entranced by this story and eager to hear what would happen next.

Absolutely loved it!!

Already started listening though a second time ...

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  • Danny Phillips
  • 01-25-17

Creative and magical

Where does The Christmasaurus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

As a big fan of Tom Fletcher I was so excited to here about this book and with much anticipation I listened to it. It is not my usual type of book to listen to but it was a must listen as it was... Tom!

What did you like best about this story?

I am disabled myself and I loved that the main charater was also disabled... an unusual thing in and of itself!

Which character – as performed by Paul Shelley – was your favourite?

Father Christmas....sounded just as I would imagine him to...I've not met the real one you see ;)

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It certainly pulled on the heart strings!

Any additional comments?

It's not a life changing book but it is a lovely story to escape this world from for a while.

Now....I have booked tickets to go and see the Christmasaurus live with my husband and my nephew and we are all very excited!! :)

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  • Gabrielle Harvey-Jones
  • 12-23-16

Charming!

I was listening to this at almost the same time my daughter was reading it to my youngest grandson! I think that both he and I enjoyed it almost as much! I'm sure I would have loved listening to my daughter read it - but Paul Shelley did an excellent job instead! Don't hesitate!

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  • Obi
  • 12-16-17

Enjoyable book for christmas.

I think children will enjoy this book, I did. Enjoyable book to read before Christmas.

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  • Yael Duncan
  • 12-23-16

Thoroughly enjoyed on long road trip

My children of 8 & 10 really enjoyed this wonderful story on our long car journey towards our Christmas holiday.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • anja
  • 03-20-17

We loved it!

This is a lovely story my ten and my 12 year old enjoyed very much and so did I, their mum.

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  • Caterina
  • 10-29-16

Brill

My nearly 10 year old boy and I loved listening to The Christmasaurus. It's got a good plot and the magic and joy of Christmas (and dinosaurs!) all in one. Though my son gave it 4 1/2 stars because of the "corny romantic bit" !!

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  • Jules
  • 10-09-16

An enchanting, magical and thrilling adventure for children of all ages

An absolutely gorgeous book to read or listen to. The perfect book to put some magic back in our lives and just in time for Christmas. Beautifully written and lovingly told this story will stay in my heart forever.