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Subject: trying to create a literary advent calendar
Date Posted: 10/31/2007 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2006
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I want to put together 25 books for a sort of advent calendar for my daughter.  I'm looking for Christmas stories (less about Santa, more about Jesus) at a 10-12-year-old reading level.  Short chapter books, anthologies of Christmas short stories, classics... you name it, I want it!  And I'd like to have deals for them, because I doubt I'll have 25 credits to spend between now and the first of December.  = )

Thanks for helping me out!

~Jori

Date Posted: 10/31/2007 8:22 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2005
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What a cool idea!   Here are a couple we have really enjoyed, but we are not ready to part with them though. " Here comes the Holiday! " and  " A story a day til christmas."   Jean

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 12:05 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2007
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Iv'e done something liek this for my daughter for the last two years.  She gets to hang something on the advent calendar, open up the doors on a paper one, & choose one of the 24Christmas books that I wrapped up in January before stashing all my Christmas stuff.  She is just turning 6 this December.

One fun book that we all like is a Lego version of the Nativity story.  It starts with Mary being told she will have a child & continues through the hunt for baby Jesus by Herod, and up to the family's flight to Egypt & their return.  I think I just made a hash out of retelling that story, but we thought it was fun.

Antoher suggestion is I think James Herriot has some Xmas stories.  Good luck & have fun

JP

Date Posted: 11/2/2007 2:33 AM ET
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Thanks for your ideas, Jean and Joanne!  I'm hoping I can accumulate enough books in time to make this happen...

~Jori