The Christmas Mystery
Author: Jostein Gaarder; Translated by Elizabeth Rokkan; Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
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.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In The News
“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