Christmasaurus
Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Shane Devries

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Narrated By: Paul Shelley

Duration: 6 hours and 25 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Christmasaurus: The Musical Edition by Tom Fletcher, read by Paul Shelley.

Includes 14 original songs all written and performed by Tom Fletcher, accompanied by a full orchestra with performances by Giovanna Fletcher, Carrie Hope-Fletcher and Santa Claus! And listen out for newcomer Max Reader singing 'Someone More Than Me' and Harry Judd on drums in 'Afraid of Heights'.

They sang and danced a merry celebration with their new dinosaur friend . . . It was a Christmas Eve that none of them would ever forget.

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 an extraordinary adventure. It's about friendship and family, 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 . . .

Genre

Children's / Teenage fiction: Humorous stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Action and adventure stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Fantasy, Children's / Teenage fiction: Traditional stories, Children's interactive and activity books and kits, Children's / Teenage general interest: Music, Children's / Teenage fiction: School stories, Children's / Teenage general interest: Dinosaurs and prehistoric world, Children's / Teenage general interest: Drama and performing

Listen to a sample

A warm hearted, rollickingly magical story . . . A dazzling adventure full of snow and elves and flying reindeer and Santa Claus himself. Packed full of warmth, this is a story that will delight all readers, and especially those who love Christmas

Julia Eccleshare

I love this book! It is Christmassy, amazing and crumpetty, all at once!

Toby, aged 8

Redemption, magic and gleeful silliness

Observer

Genius

The Sun

A fantastic tale packed full of sleigh bells, singing elves and flying reindeer

Angels and Urchins magazine

Grown-up readers will love reading this charming, heart-warming book aloud

Daily Express

Heart-warming

OK, 5-starred review

Oodles of charm and silliness

Herald

Bursting with loveable characters, fast-paced adventure and, of course, Christmas spirit . . . A highly recommended read

Booktrust

A magical adventure that practically explodes off the page