The Journey to Jerusalem The Signe Trilogy Dansk

Signe's Christmas, 2003

Signe thinks time passes far too slowly. What's the use of all this waiting? Why not celebrate Christmas NOW? Christmas is like an adventure to her. Maybe that's why it's called ADVENT ... No, says Granny, Advent means to look forward to something that is to COME. Now let me tell you an old story ...
Signe's Christmas is a narrative about children's thoughts and expectations over Christmas - a Christmas book for the whole family. Alternating between the present and a time more than 2,000 years ago, the story introduces the Christmas Gospel. The mood and character of the illustrations change along with the narrative.
Johannes Møllehave has written all versified text in Signe's Christmas. The rest is written jointly by Johannes Møllehave and Peter Madsen. So far, Signe's Christmas is published in Danish and Norwegian.

"Møllehave and Madsen can do what Grundtvig did - connect the story of the birth of Jesus with us, the readers. It is a beautiful book - glossy paper, wonderful colours, fine illustrations and Møllehave's text, introduced and closed by versified passages characterised by all the subtlety Møllehave masters when rhyming ... Yes, it is indeed a lovely book about light, expectation and joy at the darkest time of the year." (From the Danish daily Kristeligt Dagblad, 13 December, 2003)

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Latest update 23 February, 2006 - © Peter Madsen and the Danish Bible Society - Translation into English: Ole Lindegaard Henriksen -