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Ursel Scheffler (Author), Verena Körting (Illustrator)

Wer klopft da in der Weihnachtsnacht?

Who’s That Knocking at the Door on Christmas Eve?

Bo the bear lives all alone in the wood. He’s feeling pretty lonely on Christmas Eve, but then a pig knocks at his door simply because it’s scared of the dark. One by one, other animals also turn up on his doorstep. They have all heard that a special child has been born in a stable in Bethlehem. They decide to visit the child together and, in the end, all the animals gather around the manger to gaze in wonder at the baby lying there. Everyone is happy and no one is alone any more.

A shared experience of the birth of Jesus seen from the animals’ perspective
Rhyming text entertains and makes reading easier for beginning readers.

  • Recommended age: 6 +
  • ISBN: 978-3-7891-1072-6
  • Published: 23.09.2019
  • Pages: 64
  • Illustrations: 30
  • Features: 30 illustrations, 30 colored
  • Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger
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Ursel Scheffler

The children’s book author Ursel Scheffler was born in Nuremberg in 1938. She studied Romance languages, English and folklore in Erlangen and Munich, qualified as a translator and passed her teacher’s and MA exams.

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Verena Körting

Verena Körting was born and raised in Cologne. She earned a degree in communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf and has since been living and working as a graphic designer and illustrator in Hamburg.

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