Him with the Beard by Pernille Meldgaard Pederson
Do you remember that moment you stopped believing in Santa Claus?
When nine-year-old Mille suddenly no longer believes in Santa Claus, it turns the house upside down.
Her mother, Stella, is in a pickle as the hunt to find Santa Claus unearths some family secrets.
Christmas is at risk!
And there’s only one person who can save it.
A lovey, cute, quick story full of Christmas magic. I found it particularly lovely to have the festive season set in another country with differing customs, and this is what made it especially delightful for me.
The style of writing is almost child-like, but this reflects the attitudes and beliefs of the main character perfectly. I feel the story could be successfully aimed at children who no longer believe in Santa Claus but who still believe in the magic of Christmas. You may find yourself having to suspend belief for a while, but isn't that what Christmas is all about?
About the Author
Pernille was born in 1988 and loves that she was born in the decade with the tallest hair, the most colourful clothes, and the best music.
Her imagination never stands still, and it’s often expressed in words and pictures.
She wrote her first story when she was six years old. It was about the cat she unfortunately never got but wished for more than anything.
She loves autumn and Christmas and believes in elves.
From day to day she is a knight in training, an animator, and a secret agent – she has saved the world a few times by now.
She’s also a professional daydreamer.
She thinks the recipe for a good book is the same as the one for having a good life – a sense of kinship, humour, love, and that one thing that gives you a daily smile.
Vestercity is a fictional city based on her upbringing near the city of Herning in Denmark
You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on her website.