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The Christmas Mystery/Julmysteriet

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The Christmas Mystery/Julmysteriet

For the tenth year in a row, here is Rabén & Sjögren’s advent book – twenty-four chapters to read out loud. Start on December 1 and read a chapter a day through Christmas Eve.

Ebbe loves Christmas! Gingerbread cookies, Christmas crackers, angel chimes and glitter; it’s all amazing! And every year Mom makes an advent calendar with fun challenges for him and his big sister Märta to solve, with clever clues that always lead to some yummy Christmas treat. But this year is different! Märta is about to turn 13 and acts as if nothing is fun anymore. And this is the first year with mom’s new boyfriend, Ernesto. Ebbe likes Ernesto, but will things be the same with him there?

An intimate and exciting mystery about family life and a nice, homey Christmas.

Lisa Bjärbo


Lisa Bjärbo, born in 1980, is a journalist and author. She released her first youth novel in 2010. Since then, there have been a series of funny and sad contemporary books about everyday life, relationships and feelings for children and young people of different ages.

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Matilda Ruta

Author Illustrator

Matilda Ruta is an illustrator, cartoonist and picture book artist. After graduating from Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, in 2009, Ruta has been commissioned by a wide range of print and design clients within the fields of public art, illustration, web design, magazine design, murals and more. She has previously been…

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