The beloved, bestselling readaloud storybook - 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.
Review Citation(s): Ingram Children's Advance 10/01/2005 pg. 30 School Library Journal 10/01/2005 pg. 58 Kirkus Review - Children 11/01/2005 pg. 1196 Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2006 pg. 48 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
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 Inc., including The Dearest Little Mouse in the World; The Birthday Bear; Luke the Lion-hearted; Come Back, Pigeon!; and Good-Bye, Vivi!, Advent Storybook 24 Stories to Share Before Christmas.
Maja DusikovÃ¡ was born in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, and now lives in Florence, Italy. She has illustrated many books for both children and adults, including The Advent Storybook and Silent Night, Holy Night.