A warm, loving tale that everyone in your family is sure to want to hear each and every Christmas season. It will bring you warm-hearted smiles, giggles of delight, and tears that come from a place far within. In the end, you’ll know that life is a gift and that life is good – love indeed rules the world. (review from Bob and Nancy – waldorfbooks.com)
Lara, along with her refugee parents, finds herself marooned in an isolated little hotel in snowbound Norway before World War II. Left all alone, she finds two eccentric old English guests who teach her to ski. And she discovers deep love and wisdom from the grandfatherly carpenter Andreas, who teaches her that Christmas really is a universal event, open to every heart and every faith. A warm, luminous story about the real meaning of Christmas — whimsically illustrated by the artist Maggie Mailer.
by Alice O. Howell, Illustrated by Maggie Mailer
Bell Pond Books
15 x 22.5 cm