Here you are, my friends. Let me introduce you to one of my all-time favorite Advent/Christmas books! I mean, if I were to have to throw away ALL of my Christmas books (and I have a TON), but could keep just three – this one would definitely make the cut.
There are 24 chapters in this book (160 pages), one for each day of December up until Christmas Day.
It is a complex, intriguing story. Faith, history, time travel, foreign countries, interesting characters, and a mystery to boot! I can promise that The Christmas Mystery will be unlike any other Christmas book you have read before! Your (and your children’s) imagination will take off! This book makes for a great read aloud with the family each evening. Or, you can read it on your own as a special Advent story-retreat. Also, there is quite a bit of ‘traveling’ in this book. (It might be nice to track the journey on a map. But, if that stresses you out, don’t worry about it. Just an idea.)
I want to tell you so much! But, I don’t want to spoil any of the surprise! Here is a great summary:
“This is a fascinating story within a story. Set in present-day Norway, this is the story of Joachim, a young boy who finds a faded, handmade Advent calendar. He begs to be allowed to take it home. The next morning, when he opens the calendar’s first door, Joachim discovers not just the expected picture but also a tightly folded piece of paper, the first installment of the fantastic tale of Elisabet who has been missing for over 50 years. Soon the girl’s story is making unexpected intrusions into Joachim’s own life, and he races to solve the mystery of the calendar before Christmas Eve. The book is about peace and love and is perfect for reading aloud. Like an advent calendar there is 24 ‘doors’ to open, you could read one a day to savor the story in the run up to Christmas. (Suitable for 9 – 12 years)” – review from the South Ayershire Library
So, would you like to win yourself your very own copy of The Christmas Mystery? You do? Great!
Enter before 5 PM on Thursday, November 29th. Winners will be announced later that evening. One entry per person, please. You must have a valid email address, which I promise not to use for anything other than this giveaway. Here’s what I’d like for you to do:
- like my Facebook page, if you haven’t already
- subscribe to my blog via email
- comment below and tell me something interesting… hmmm… maybe who you’d like to read a Christmas book with.
That’s it! Happy reading!