Fall 2021. This book will be available as both a paperback and hardcover, in color!
75th Anniversary Edition.
Here is an enchanting story about Christmas in a far-off corner of the world. With all the wonderful, unhurried charm of the old-world 19th century, the Rolands celebrate a family Christmas. Their Yuletide customs, though strange to us, are deeply rooted in Norwegian tradition.
The hustle and bustle of preparation...days spent in the bakehouse making bread and festive holiday cakes...gifts fashioned in secret by loving hands...all have a counterpart in the ways in which we prepare for Christmas.
Though the Rolands express it quite differently, the Christmas spirit underlying their festivities is the same as ours—making this a story for all who have the spirit of Christmas in their hearts.Here's the dedication: To my Sisters and Brother, who with me often listened to Christmas stories of Norway told us by our father, the Gunnuf (the main character) of this story.
A glossary of Norwegian terms and six authentic Norwegian recipes are included!