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The Christmas mystery, Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Elizabeth Rokkan

Label
The Christmas mystery
Title
The Christmas mystery
Statement of responsibility
Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Elizabeth Rokkan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
This is a fascinating novel that moves from the present to the past, from fantasy to reality, to explore the mystery of the Nativity story. It opens eyes and minds to the wonder & mystery of Christmas, reaching believers and non-believers alike.
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StDuBDS
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1952-
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Gaarder, Jostein
Dewey number
839.82374
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
Literary form
novels
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Gibb, Sarah
Summary expansion
A boy called Joachim acquires a strange old Advent calender - and uncovers from it the story of a girl called Elisabet, who disappeared from her home fifty years earlier. Elisabet has been taken back through time and right across Europe to Palestine, to see the Holy Family in Bethlehem. Two thousand years of history flash by, and angels, shepherds and wise men join her on her joyful pilgrimage. It is Joachim who, through the Advent calendar, makes it possible for her to come home. THE CHRISTMAS MYSTERY transcends all barriers. It has already proved a great success with colour decorations for children, and as a paperback for adults. It has now been abridged for younger readers and freshly illustrated by a talented new young artist. The qualities of wonder and enquiry that readers loved in SOPHIE'S WORLD are as strong as ever in this beautiful and mysterious story which appeals to believers and non-believers alike
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Christmas mystery, Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Elizabeth Rokkan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous ed. of this translation: 1996
Control code
BDZ0002951785
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Abridged ed. /
  • illustrated by Sarah Gibb.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781842550502
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Christmas mystery, Jostein Gaarder ; translated by Elizabeth Rokkan
Publication
Note
Previous ed. of this translation: 1996
Control code
BDZ0002951785
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • Abridged ed. /
  • illustrated by Sarah Gibb.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9781842550502
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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