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  • By: Tom Fletcher
  • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (762 ratings)

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The Christmasaurus

By: Tom Fletcher
Narrated by: Paul Shelley
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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 Audio

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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.

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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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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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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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Sweet

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

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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!!!

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Amazing

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

AMAZING

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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.

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Enjoyable book for christmas.

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

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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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  • 11-01-23

Heartwarming christmas story

I loved the story and so did my kids (age 5, 9, 11). The language is wonderful and story well written. Ideal to read at christmas time. Cant wait to read the sequel!

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  • Rachael B
  • 06-01-20

Delightful

My 4 year old and I listened to this every car journey over Christmas. Delightful story and beautifully narrated. Can’t wait to start The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch.

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  • above rubies
  • 07-01-18

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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  • Kaswyn
  • 17-01-17

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!