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Christmas Mystery ebook

by Jostein Gaarder


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I read Jostein Gaarder's Solitaire Mystery and Sophie's world, so I knew anything by him will be interesting. I was not disappointed. My husband and I read the kindle version aloud, one calendar day chapter each morning, just checking it out for our grandchildren. I love how Gaarder, creatively and fantastically weaves together tales, of both history and whimsy, into delightful novel. The Christmas Mystery is no exception, its brings back all the anticipation, waiting to read the next days story, as a child waiting to open the next days door on the advent calendar, only this one seem leap off the page and come to life.

The Christmas Mystery book. Mystery, Jostein Gaarder The Christmas Mystery is a 1992 Norwegian novel for children by Jostein Gaarder. The story has one chapter for each day of Advent. Using the device of a "Story within a story", a young boy, Joachim, reads a story hidden behind each window in an advent calendar that he bought on November 30; every day, he finds small piece of paper from the doors of the calendar that tells the story of Elisabet Hansen, who chases a toy lamb that has come to life from an.

The Christmas Mystery. A Novel The Christmas Mystery 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 wa. . Jostein Gaarder; Translated by Elizabeth Rokkan; Illustrated by Rosemary Wells. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The Christmas Mystery 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. Praise for The Christmas Mystery. Full of heart and warmth.

About Jostein Gaarder. JOSTEIN GAARDER was born in Oslo in 1952. He is the author of many other bestselling, beloved novels and children's books. He lives in Oslo with his family.

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Uscavel
I thought reading a chapter a week from December 1st until December 24th was an intriguing and fun concept, but the chapters ended up being both forced and formulaic. The story feels like a forced march across Europe, with occasional short bursts of description or dialogue (always ending with, "To Bethlehem! to Bethlehem!") but there is never enough dialogue or description to feel like it is more than a bit in a tourist's guidebook or a scant attempt at giving the wooden characters some sort of personality.

The present time story about the mysterious Advent calendar is at first interesting, but then begins to feel contrived and manipulative. The author's insistence "'That Jesus came into the world to teach people to be kind to one another. No other lesson is more difficult for a human being to learn, but no other lesson is more important.'" (from Day 19) at first is a little grating, but after he repeats this over and over it becomes distressing. I wanted to take the author by the shoulders and ask him, "Haven't you ever read John 3:17-18? Where on earth are you getting the idea that Jesus' biggest message was to play nicely with each other?"

I had hoped for more from this book, but ended up being quite disappointed. It is a great concept, but so poorly executed I can't imagine including this as a regular Advent tradition.
Quinthy
The Christmas Mystery hinges on an unusual Advent calendar, the story it tells, and what that story means for the "real" world. It's a change from the usual Advent fare, and the calendar's story takes us on a delightful run through geography and history. In the end, though, the author leaves the magical tale and replaces it with an unbelievable mundane explanation driven by the author's political biases. If you skip over that part, the magic of the story will still delight. Parents should be aware that for several chapters the young protagonist hides the mystery from his parents through deception and outright lies, until the parents discover the secret. The parents are blamed for their snooping but the boy is never chastised for his lying.

This particular edition (blue paperback) has many typesetting errors.
Uranneavo
I read Jostein Gaarder's Solitaire Mystery and Sophie's world, so I knew anything by him will be interesting. I was not disappointed. My husband and I read the kindle version aloud, one calendar day chapter each morning, just checking it out for our grandchildren. But soon we got interested and intrigued by the clever and well researched and documented stories underlying the main story. An 8-year-old girl runs after a little lamb and ends up traveling back in history from Norway in 2000 to Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth. On the way, each day is joined by another figure (shepherd, wise man, angel, more sheep) and learns from them about geography and history in those places at that time, for example the pied piper of Hamlin at the time of black plague. Eventually we had to open the atlas to follow her journey! It was all sweetly informative. A perfect advent book for a family to read together. The ending was a little let down, like always when a mystery is solved. My husband did not like the ending, would have preferred, if it ended with a question mark. I liked it.
As soon as we finished I ordered a paper edition to be sent to our grandchildren for next Christmas advent. They are 6 and 8.
Malien
I purchased several copies of this for my daughters when they went off to college, so they could continue our family Christmas reading tradition even tho' far away. I also own this in the first English translation, hardcover, and there are some annoying differences. I am disappointed with the editing done for this version. In many instances the language and word choice seems to have been "dumbed-down," and this edition loses some of its quaintness and mystery with the simpler, less colorful language. Still a great story and a fun family read-aloud for the days leading up to Christmas. Wish the original was still in print.
Windforge
Didn't realize this was a children's book when I bought it. It's cute but didn't suck me in like Sophie's World or the one about the playing cards (name slipping my mind right now).
Fog
This book surprised me. I read it 2 years ago and still love it. I'm not much of a geographer or religious person, but this book made me see the Christmas journey in a very different light. I find myself thinking about the book's contents on a regular basis and go back frequently to compare geography and historical descriptions of the characters. I don't do that with any other books. I just find this story really fun and I wish I could find my own advent calendar like the one in this book- if not for me, for my kids.
Mightdragon
I love how Gaarder, creatively and fantastically weaves together tales, of both history and whimsy, into delightful novel. The Christmas Mystery is no exception, its brings back all the anticipation, waiting to read the next days story, as a child waiting to open the next days door on the advent calendar, only this one seem leap off the page and come to life.
I really enjoyed reading this book to my grandchildren. I gave the older siblings a copy so they could read it the next year to their younger siblings. My granddaughter (who was nine at the time of the first reading) and I found quite a few typos, but they didn't hamper our understanding and enjoyment of the story. The book is meant to be read as an Advent calendar (one chapter each day beginning Dec. 1 and finishing Dec. 24). The story begins in northern Europe in this century, travels back in time through Europe to the Middle East, and ends in Bethlehem at the birth of Jesus. My grandchildren loved it.
Christmas Mystery ebook
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Jostein Gaarder
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Orion Books; New Ed edition (October 6, 1997)
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192 pages
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