The History of Bees-author Maja Lunde and award winning illustrator Lisa Aisato have created an unforgettable story in 24 chapters. Sparkling and sad, packed with mystery, snow and surprises – this sumptuous full-color illustrated book is bound to be an instant family favorite, and a cherished Holiday tradition for book lovers of all ages. Sold to 8 territories before publication! Christmas Eve is approaching. It is also the day Christian will turn eleven years old. Usually it is the best day of the year, filled with the fantastic aroma of gingersnaps and tangerines, the sound of a crackling fire, the decorated Christmas tree and the flickering candlelight. All the things that make up Christmas. But this year nothing is as usual. Christian and his family mourn the death of his big sister, and Christian feels that Christmas has been cancelled. Then one day Christian meets the happy and Christmas-loving Hedwig and he begins to believe that perhaps there will be Christmas after all. But there’s something strange about Hedwig’s house, and who is the old man who is lurking around the house all the time?
Nominated to ARK Children’s Book Prize 2018 – before publication!
Croatian (Naklada Ljevak), Danish (Turbine), German (btb Random House), Hungarian (Cser Kft.), Korean (Hangilsa), Polish (Literackie), Russian (AST)
Maja Lunde (b. 1975) is an author and screenwriter. The History of Bees (2015) sold to 34 territories and was the most selling book in Germany in 2017. Lunde has written several books for children and young adults. Lisa Aisato (b. 1981) is an awarded and highly acclaimed author, illustrator and artist. Her magical and unique style has made her one of the most beloved artist in Norway. Nominated to The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) 2018 Winner of “Ordknappen 2018” for her illustrations in The Girl Who Wanted to Save the Books Nominated to H. C. Andersen Award 2016 Winner of Sørlandet’s Literary Prize 2016 Nominated several times to The Brage Literary Prize, The Critics’ Prize and The Book Bloggers Prize