The Christmas Mystery
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The Christmas Mystery

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Fifty years ago a girl disappeared from her home in Norway. 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, wise men and other biblical characters who joined her on her pilgrimage; and she heard of many of the things that happened in the world in the last 2000 years. In present-day Norway, a boy acquires a strange old Advent calendar. Hidden in each of the windows is a tiny piece of paper. Little by little these pieces unfold the girl's story and as we learn what happened to her, another story is revealed - that of the strange old man who made the calender.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 260g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black and White 2
  • 0753808668
  • 9780753808665
  • 54,555

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, including The Orange Girl, The Christmas Mystery and The Ringmaster's Daughter. He lives in Oslo with his family.show more

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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 *show more

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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 20140104show more

Rating details

4,357 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 25% (1,072)
4 33% (1,439)
3 32% (1,375)
2 9% (389)
1 2% (82)

Our customer reviews

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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