An Advent Story Calendar

one story a day from December 1st to 25th

by Raffaella Carnovale, Valeria De Domenico, Annalena Valenti

  • size: cms 21 x 30 / in. 8.27 x 11.69
  • pages: 104 colour pages
  • binding: thread-sewn, soft or hardbound
  • cover: matt art paper, 4 colors, laminated, with flaps
  • Christmas card included
  • publication: Fall 2024

Waiting for Christmas is a collection of 25 stories, poems and legends related to the waiting and the Christmas, edited by MammaOca.com team Reader, an adult, a child, a family: be amazed by the wonder of the WAITING!
Read together with your kids these ancient and classical 25 stories from traditions and cultures worldwide, one a day, from the 1st to the 25th of December, retold with wisdom and depth by MammaOca authors. And feel the warmth of the wonderful Carl Larsson’s illustrations!

Stories and poems by L.M. Alcott, P. Bargellini, H. Broun, F. Chesterton, A. Christie, G. Deledda, G. Fanciulli, K. Grahame, Brothers Grimm, M. Haedrich, J.R. Jiménez, S. Lagerlöf, H.L. Chevrillon, L. Santucci, V. Solov’ëv, P. Travers. Legends and folktales from Arabia, Mexico, Russia, the United States, Italy, Switzerland, France… lllustrations by Carl Larsson.

Note: First edition as self-publishing 2,500 copies! First Italian editon by Comunica Edizioni. It is among the best 10 Christmas titles for kids in 2022 sold by Amazon Italy.

But what are we waiting for? The ancient prophecy says that the Lord reveals his face in a child. And since the prophecies are always accompanied by wonderful signs, poets, writers, and painters have surprised the great and astounding mystery of Christmas among roses and firs, shepherds and bells, family lunches, lambs and donkeys, children and Magi: “He is here, now!”

And there, with us eating, reading, writing, celebrating among the toys and the noise of the children, sitting a little aside, take a look!, there is also the unexpected Guest of honour, the Mystery, a baby with his mom, Baby Jesus and Mary.

from the Authors


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