After their parents are lost in an avalanche, two Swiss orphans, 11-year-old Peter and 8-year-old Trudi, arrive at their aunt's home a few weeks before Christmas. Tante Maria is sick and barely able to support herself, much less care for two children.
Peter and Trudi bring cheer to their aunt through their faith in Christmas and their determination to help. And as Trudi says, they have a wonderful start toward Christmas joy with the Christmas stove in Tante's parlor-a beautiful enamel stove that has pictures of the Christ Child and other Christmas scenes.
Enjoy reading about traditional Swiss customs to celebrate Christmas as the children and their aunt work and plan for a happy holiday. A beautiful story of family and friendship that is a delight to read all year round.