The Story Of Christmas: Story Book Set and Advent Calendar
by Mary Packard
Wonderfully illustrated and brimming with holiday spirit, the calendar features 24 jewel-like miniature board books nestled in a three-paneled, stand-alone backer. The books are numbered 1 through 24, and, like the peek-a-boo windows on an Advent calendar, are meant to be opened one per day from December 1st through Christmas Eve. Read in sequence, they capture the magic of the first Christmas, from Gabriel's visit to Mary (Book 4) to the Three Wise Men gazing at the star (Book 9) to Jesus' birth (Book 24). Each book is one of four different trim sizes and features a gold thread loop so that after it's read, it can be hung on the Christmas tree.
A set of 24 miniature books arranged in sequence, The Story of Christmas Story Book Set & Advent Calendar is a wonderfully illustrated retelling of the story of Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus through the beloved holiday custom of keeping an Advent calendar. The books are numbered 1 through 24. Read in sequence, the four-page, full-color board books capture the mystery of the first Christmas, from Gabriel's visit to Mary to the three Wise Men gazing at a prophetic star to the miracle of Jesus' birth in the manger.