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Advent Storybook

24 Stories to Share Before Christmas

Illustrated by Maja Dusíková / Translated by Marisa Miller
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

Count down to the birth of baby Jesus with this beloved, bestselling read-aloud advent storybook–featuring a short story for each of the days of December leading up to Christmas.

Benjamin Bear cannot wait for Christmas to come. To help the time pass more quickly, his mother tells him that every day when he opens a door on his Advent calendar she'll tell him a story about another little bear and his long, arduous journey to Bethlehem. The little bear, led by a glittering star, meets many others on his travels. His adventures, filled with acts of heroism and kindness and many small miracles, show him the path to the Christ Child. A beautiful book that teaches the true spirit of Christmas.

The classic text from Antonie Schneider is beautifully illustrated by the award-winning international artist Maja Dusikova.

About The Author

Antonie Schneider was born in Mindelheim, in southern Germany, where she still lives. A former elementary school teacher, she has written numerous other books for NorthSouth Books, including The Dearest Little Mouse in the World; The Birthday Bear; Luke the Lion-hearted; Come Back, Pigeon!; Good-Bye, Vivi!, and Advent Storybook: 24 Stories to Share Before Christmas.

About The Illustrator

Maja Dusiková was born in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, and now lives in Florence, Italy. She has illustrated many books for both children and adults, including Advent Storybook and Silent Night, Holy Night.

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The individual short stories with a gentle lesson will be easily understood by young children and could be used by families for Advent or in Sunday-school programs.

– Kirkus Reviews

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