Juniper’s Christmas

By Eoin Colfer, Illustrated by Chaaya Prabhat

A brand-new Christmas classic adventure about the magic of Santa Claus, set in North London and the North Pole – from the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl

A New York Times Bestseller


It’s been ten years since Santa Claus performed his Christmas duties, but when Juniper Lane discovers the mysterious Niko, who lives in her local London park surrounded by Christmas trees and reindeer that can fly, she steps into a Christmas story like no other.

When Juniper’s mum goes missing and the park comes under threat from an ambitious park keeper, Juniper enlists Niko, who is surely Santa Claus, to help.

As the countdown to Christmas begins, Juniper must find her mother, restore the festive spirit, bring to life the true magic of the season and learn to ride her very own reindeer.

A brand-new festive classic, Juniper’s Christmas is a rip-roaring magical adventure filled with heart and humour – where one girl’s love might just be strong enough to save her family and Father Christmas himself.

Format: Hardback
Ageband: from 9
Release Date: 26 Oct 2023
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-00-847553-6
Eoin Colfer is the author of the internationally bestselling Artemis Fowl series, and many other acclaimed titles for young readers and adults. In 2014, he was named Ireland\'s Laureate for Children\'s Literature. He lives in Ireland.

”'Eoin Colfer crafts a heartwarming tale with Nicholas Claus, now a recluse in a London park . . . The author weaves a wonderful story, introducing diverse characters and challenges” - The Times, Best Irish Children's Books

”'The author of Artemis Fowl delivers an enchanting Christmas tale set in a world where Santa is merely a memory, as Juniper enlists a mysterious stranger to help save the local park” - Waterstones, Best Books of the Year

”'Have no fear: Juniper’s Christmas will restore any child’s holiday spirit” - New York Times Holiday Gift Guide

”'Colfer weaves a love story with numerous characters . . . [centered] on the determined efforts of his perceptive and big-hearted young protagonist. A soaring flight fueled by joys, sorrows, and deeds both ill and good” - Kirkus, starred review

”'A warmhearted Christmas novel . . . [with] a fresh spin on familiar holiday themes, including forgiveness, healing and hope” - Publishers Weekly, starred review

”'Colfer is a master storyteller . . . A delightful tale. Readers will enjoy the imaginative story filled with lush prose and a heartwarming ending” - School Library Journal