The Christmas Mystery

The Christmas Mystery

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In the corner of a dusty old bookstore, Joachim discovers a magic Advent calendar. When he opens the first door on December 1, a small peice of paper falls out. On it is the beginning of a story about a little girl named Elisabet.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 160 x 228 x 16mm | 358g
  • Wakefield, United States
  • English
  • First Edition
  • 1559213957
  • 9781559213950
  • 100,868

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In the corner of a dusty old bookstore, Joachim discovers a magic Advent calendar. When he opens the first door on December 1, a small piece of paper falls out. On it is the beginning of a story about a little girl named Elisabet. One December many years ago, Elisabet follows a white lamb straight out of Joachim's town and on to an amazing journey. She travels back through time and down through Europe to be present - along with the Wise Men and the shepherds, and other familiar figures - at the birth of Jesus. Each of the twenty-four windows in the calendar hides another chapter in Elisabet's story, along with illustrations. Through the mysterious calendar, Joachim and his parents get a new sense of the Nativity story and the meaning of Christmas. But they also start to wonder: Who was this Elisabet and where is she now? On Christmas Eve, all the pieces of this puzzle come together.
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About Jostein Gaarder

Jostein Gaarder born in Oslo spent many years as a teacher before writing full time. SOPHIE'S WORLD, his first book published in English has been a bestseller published in over forty languages. His intriguing storytelling probes philosophical questions in imaginative, thought-provoking and entertaining ways. Gaarder often writes from the perspective of children, exploring their sense of wonder about the world. He often uses metafiction in his works, writing stories within stories.
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