Meet Belinda, the girl

who found Christmas

Children’s Christmas books, together with child literacy, and Christmas itself, are passions of Barbara Escher, author of “The Girl Who Found Christmas: An Advent Calendar Storybook.” The book’s 25 bedtime stories take the reader on a child’s journey in “figuring out” what Christmas is about, or – as Barbara likes to put it – the journey from the magic to the manger.

One of her goals for the book was to offer children both the spiritual Christmas – and lots of Christmas adventures along the way.

Here are three children you will encounter in “The Girl Who Found Christmas.” We hope you will enjoy meeting them!

Belinda

Best Friends:

Elizabeth and Andrew

Favorite Things:

Christmas, bacon, snowmen, making French toast, Skyping with her mom, having fun with friends, asking questions in three’s and hugging her cat!

She Is:

Six years old, funny, a good friend, curious, and adventurous

Elizabeth

Best Friends:

Belinda and Andrew

Favorite Things:

Christmas, having fun with friends, singing Christmas songs, reading, Christmas stories, looking for a Christmas tree with her friend Belinda AND her bright blue hat! 

She is:

Six years old, funny, a good friend, a big sister to “Lisa La La”

Andrew

Best Friends:

Elizabeth and Belinda

Favorite Things:

Harry Potter books, reading, solving mysteries about WIZARDS, hanging out with friends, BACON, Christmas cookies, writing stories, and his wizard hat!!

He is:

Smart, funny, and a little bit of a lovable nerd. 

The author of “The Girl Who Found Christmas” also wrote a song to trace her six-year-old heroine’s journey across Advent.

Sung by a father to a daughter, the song is available at no charge on YouTube. We hope you enjoy it!

Click on the picture to listen!