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Nickolai of the North


Nickolai is the last elf in the world, rescued from the destruction of his kingdom by Comet, a flying reindeer. Growing up amongst humans, his Quest for identity becomes his destiny to save the world and create his Christmas mission, in this thrilling story of how Santa came to be.

Author's Bio

Lucy Daniel Raby is an award winning writer with a long background in children’s TV, including BAFTA winning shows Shaun the Sheep and Angelina Ballerina. She also created her own show, Big Kids, for CBBC. The title is currently in film development with Gatehouse Productions, Lucy as script editor.


‘A real yuletide treat … If it doesn’t give you that Xmas feeling, then there is no help for it: you have become Scrooge.’ (Amanda Craig, The Times}

‘Honest writing, rich imaginings and thrilling twists ensure that this will become a Christmas classic.’ (Christina Hardyment, The Independent.)

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  1. I read this book out loud to my 3 kids (1 + twins) over a couple of weeks at bedtime. They loved it, as did I! It’s a forever book, for all ages.

  2. One of my daughter’s favourite books

  3. I felt transported to another world. I can’t wait to read it to my grandchildren when they get a little older.

  4. A great stocking filler, my daughter loved it!

  5. Fabulous book and not just for children I loved it

  6. My 7 year old twins are enthralled…..

  7. Surely the best novel for children, and not only for Christmas!

  8. Such a fabulous Christmas adventure full of fun, danger, magic, and love.

  9. Such an adorable story for children of all ages 🙂

  10. A beautiful story!

  11. Lucy is an amazing writer .This is a book all kids should read ,and iits good fun for adults too.

  12. Wonderful idea for a Santa story. Beautifully crafted and a joy to read for all ages.

  13. A great read any time of the year, especially at Christmas

  14. Lovely Christmas story

  15. This book should have been snapped up years ago for a film. There’s still time Steven and JJ!!

    The illustrations are absolutely superb too.

  16. Nickolai of the North has been under film option to different film companies since 2006. Lucy is on her 3rd producer and she is working on the script with them. These things can take a long time to come to fruition. The Favourite took 20 years from 1st draft script to screen.

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