An amusing and warm-hearted little book about the many Christmas Eves in the author's life.
In the first story from 2011, the narrator and her older sister are inside their sleeping bags, dug into sandy hollows in Jordan's Wadi Rum desert – which brings back the memory of childhood Christmases when she shoved disliked presents into a box and, in the summer, buried it in a large hole in the garden. The narrator thought this was the only way to bury nasty memories of unwanted gifts. She insists: “Always give children what they want. And if that cannot be done, help the child to no longer want the impossible.” The book is written in Beate Grimsrud's very special language and expresses her unique views on life. The text is illustrated with photos from her childhood and youth.
Charming and personal Christmas stories which most of all are about the joys of having a older sister.
A beautiful and strange Christmas book for all sisters in all countries.
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