Meet Belinda, the girl

who found Christmas

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The Girl Who Found Christmas:
An Advent Calendar Storybook

Did you know that many people have never seen an Advent Calendar?

And if they have seen one, they may think that each day in December hides a chocolate treat!

A journey paved with chocolate sounds pretty good, but the author thought that the journey to Christmas deserved something a little more important. Like a bedtime story for every night in December!

The Girl Who Found Christmas is a unique journey to Christmas. Readers can join a little girl every day in December as she makes her way from the snowman, the sleigh ride, the decorations, the Christmas tree (and a lot of fun things!) to Christmas day. In other words, from the magic to the manger. Just the way the author wanted it.


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Celebrating Another Christmas!

This year the author was so excited about the number of children who are hearing the stories and following in the footsteps of Belinda and Custard that she decided to create a shadowbox that would hang right next to her desk all year round.

The shadoxbox is filled with snowflakes and snowpeople, along with some fresh snow for making more snowmen! Some of the author’s favorite snowpeople made it into the shadowbox for a year-round celebration of Christmas. The author particularly celebrates the children who hear the story and follow Belinda’s footsteps.

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.

We hope that children enjoy meeting Belinda and her best friends Elizabeth and Andrew. (Andrew looks a little bit like Harry Potter.)  And of course, Belinda’s cat, the one and only Custard.

How Many Days Until Christmas (Eastern Time)










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!