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The Christmas Mystery

Jostein Gaarder; Translated by Elizabeth Rokkan; Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In the corner of a dusty old bookstore, Joachim discovers a magic advent calendar. When he opens the first window on December first, a small piece of paper falls out, containing the story of a little girl named Elisabet. Using his historical insight and beautiful imagination, Jostein Gaarder has created a unique and exciting holiday story for the whole family. Beautifully illustrated, The Christmas Mystery will make a wonderful permanent addition to the literature of Christmas.

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The Christmas Mystery
1 DECEMBER 1 ... perhaps the clock hands had become so tired of going in the same direction year after year that they bad suddenly begun to go the opposite way instead ... 
 
DUSK was falling. The lights were on in the Christmas streets, and thick snowflakes danced between the lamps. The streets were crowded with people.Among all these busy people were Papa and Joachim. They had gone into town to buy an Advent calendar, and it was their last chance, because tomorrow would be December 1. . They were sold out at the newsstand and in the big bookstore in the
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"Full of heart and warmth."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Even grownups enjoy a bedtime story every now and then, especially one that combines, as does this one, the sophistication of a novel with the whimsy of a fairy tale."--Publishers Weekly
"Full of heart and warmth."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Even grownups enjoy a bedtime story every now and then, especially one that combines, as does this one, the sophistication of a novel with the whimsy of a fairy tale."--Publishers Weekly

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The Christmas Mystery

Jostein Gaarder; Translated by Elizabeth Rokkan; Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

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