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The Christmas Mystery

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A magical Christmas story from the bestselling author of Sophie's World

In the corner of a dusty old bookstore, a boy named Joachim discovers a magic advent calendar. When he opens the first door on 1st December, a small piece of paper falls out: on it is the beginning of a story about a little girl named Elisabet...

Little Elisabet has been missing ever since the day she ran after a lamb and found herself travelling right across Europe to Palestine, and back through 2000 years to meet the Holy Family in Bethlehem. There she met angels, shepherds and wise men who joined her on her pilgrimage.

Each of the twenty-four windows in Joachim's calendar hides another chapter in Elisabet's story, along with the key to unlock a renewed sense of awe at the true meaning of Christmas.

But who was Elisabet and where is she now? On Christmas Eve, all the pieces of the puzzle will come together...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 22mm | 223g
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and White 2
  • 9780753808665
  • 41,718

Review Text

A magical Christmas adventure based around advent. It has a warm, festive feel to it and I'm sure anyone would enjoy it at Christmas time. WORCHESTERNEWS.CO.UK 20140104
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A magical Christmas adventure based around advent. It has a warm, festive feel to it and I'm sure anyone would enjoy it at Christmas time. * WORCHESTERNEWS.CO.UK *
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About Jostein Gaarder

JOSTEIN GAARDER was born in Oslo in 1952.
SOPHIE'S WORLD, the first of his books to be published in English, has been translated into 60 languages and has sold over 40 million copies.
He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels and children's books.
He lives in Oslo with his family.
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Rating details

6,506 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,690)
4 33% (2,172)
3 30% (1,946)
2 9% (574)
1 2% (124)

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When Joachim opens the first window on his advent calendar, his excitement mounts as the countdown to Christmas Day begins. But soon he notices that strange things are happening behind the little windows, and every day something mysterious and new appears. Meanwhile, Elisabeth, and the angel Ephiriel, are on their own very special journey, and it is only when the last window on Joachim's calendar is opened, that the true magic and wonder of Christmas is revealed.show more
by Diane Lee
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