Illustriert von Daniel Faller
First day of sale: 03.04.2020
DER MAGISCHE ADVENTSKALENDER/
THE MAGICAL ADVENT CALENDAR
Ca. 176 pp. with 24 illustrations by Daniel Faller
THE FASCINATION OF A STUBBORN ADVENT CALENDAR
A very special advent calendar: the magical fairy tale story set around Jonas in 24 chapters.
Imaginative and cryptic, warm-hearted and wonderful and very funny
It’s winter in Ravenshagen. This is where Jonas Klaasen lives with his sister Sarah and his father who is a carpenter. Jonas is smart and dreamy, maybe a little shy. And he doesn’t like to share, something his sister can say a thing or two about. One day Jonas finds a wooden box with 24 little doors and pretty adornments on his doorstep – an advent calendar. But strangely enough, the doors cannot be opened. Jonas tries to solve the riddle and discovers that the adornments contain clues – to the inhabitants of Ravenshagen - which help him to access the delicious chocolates that are hidden behind each door. The magical advent calendar sends Jonas on an adventurous journey and he gets to know his neighbours better and better: the butcher Herrenschräge, the artist Schmiergel, Iona Bratescu, the blind gambler Schmolinki, the seamstress Mrs Menger-Patsch or secretive Joachim Ernesto Oppermann. Jonas will make a lot of new friends before Christmas and understand that life is much more fun when you share – and even enter the magical world of the calendar.
Jan Brandt, born in 1974 in Leer (East Frisia), studied history and literature in Cologne, London and Berlin, and attended the German School of Journalism in Munich. His novel ‘Gegen die Welt’ (Against the World), DuMont 2011, was shortlisted for the German Book Prize and awarded the Nicolas Born Debut Novel Prize. DuMont also published his novels ‘Tod in Turin’ (Death in Turin), 2015, and ‘Stadt ohne Engel’ (City Without Angels), 2016.