Au cœur de la Laponie, pays des neiges éternelles, le jeune orphelin Nicolas est recueilli par les habitants de son village. Mais ils sont tous trop pauvres pour pouvoir l'adopter. Le Conseil des Anciens prend alors une décision inédite : chaque année, le garçon sera pris en charge par une famille différente, et il en changera le jour de Noël. Avec une étincelle d'espoir et de joie de vivre, Nicolas décide de se consacrer à sa passion : fabriquer des jouets. Le garçon va ainsi raviver l'émerveillement au cœur de cette région glacée. Et pourrait bien être à l'origine d'une des plus belles légendes. Découvrez Le grand classique de la littérature finlandaise
De l'Annonciation à la présentation au Temple, la véritable histoire de Noël est racontée avec tendresse pour que les plus jeunes découvrent cette belle histoire tirée des Evangiles.
A Boy Called Christmas
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Before there was Santa Claus, there was a young boy who believed in the impossible. . . . Lemony Snicket meets Elf in this warmhearted Christmas caper. Eleven-year-old Nikolas—nicknamed “Christmas”—has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. But he’s happy with his turnip doll, because it came from his parents, who love him. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. Along the way, Nikolas befriends a surly reindeer, bests a troublesome troll, and discovers a hidden world of enchantment in the frozen village of Elfhelm. But the elves of Elfhelm have troubles of their own: Christmas spirit and goodwill are at an all-time low, and Nikolas may be the only person who can fix things—if only he can reach his father before it’s too late. . . . Sparkling with wit and warmth, A Boy Called Christmas is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making from acclaimed author Matt Haig and illustrator Chris Mould. "Irresistibly readable. Destined to become a Christmas and anytime-before-or-after-Christmas classic!" --Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library “The definitive (and funny) history of ho, ho, ho! My children loved it.” —Yann Martel, bestselling author of Life of Pi “The most evergreen, immortal Christmas story to be published for decades.” —Stephen Fry "Humorous and heartfelt, A Boy Called Christmas will grow your heart three sizes and make you believe in magic." --Liesl Shurtliff, New York Times bestselling author of Rump "Matt Haig has an empathy for the human condition, the light and the dark of it, and he uses the full palette to build his excellent stories.”—Neil Gaiman, Newbery-winning author of The Graveyard Book From the Hardcover edition.
Que savez-vous des origines du Père Noël? Comment a-t-il acquis ses prodigieux pouvoirs ? Et pourquoi son village, situé très au nord, est-il dédié à la confection de cadeaux pour les enfants du monde entier ? Et si l'on vous glissait comme indice qu'une certaine fée n'est pas étrangère à tout ceci, cela éveille-t-il votre curiosité? Conte composé par G. Starnino, "La Véritable Histoire du Père Noël" s'inscrit dans la noble tradition du genre, et associe ainsi à ces nobles valeurs humaines que sont la bonté, la solidarité, la gentillesse et l'entraide, cette touche de magie qui enchante littéralement. Une lecture incontournable à l'approche des fêtes...
Everyone is familiar with this classic Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly, unpleasant man who despises Christmas and overworks his clerk Bob Cratchit. As he prepares for another Christmas Eve without celebration, Scrooge is greeted by his dead business partner, Jacob Marley who warns him that his greed will not go unpunished. At first, Scrooge doesn't heed Marley's warning, but soon he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Christmas Yet to Come. He is made to face his cruel nature, and to consider whether he should change his ways. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
Brennan Henry doesn't have time for holly and jolly. He's been too busy boosting the bottom line for the family business. That is, until his eccentric grandfather hands over a lot of money to a stranger on the street. Some nonsense about her being the true spirit of Christmas. Yeah, right. All Brennan can see is he's now got a situation on his hands with one Mary Paige Gentry. Then he meets Mary Paige. And no matter how deep he searches, it seems she's the real deal. Kind, compassionate and just enough sass to keep him very intrigued. The spark of attraction between them could land him on the naughty list! But his is still a dollars-and-cents world…unless she can prove there's more to the season—more to life—than money.
C’est le 24 décembre ! Chez les souriceaux, tous les enfants se sont cachés pour apercevoir le Père Noël... Mais surprise ! c’est Grand-Pâ Souris qui sort de la cheminée ! Les petits exigent une explication.
The Book with No Name
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Detective Miles Jensen is called to the lawless town of Santa Mondega to investigate a spate of murders. This would all be quite ordinary in those rough streets, except that Jensen is the Chief Detective of Supernatural Investigations.The breakneck plot centres around a mysterious blue stone - 'The Eye of the Moon' - and the men (and women) who all want to get their hands on it: a mass murderer with a drink problem, a hit man who thinks he's Elvis, and a pair of monks among them. Add in the local crime baron, an amnesiac woman who's just emerged from a five-year coma, a gypsy fortune-teller and a hapless hotel porter, and the plot thickens fast. Most importantly, how do all these people come to be linked to the strange book with no name? The anonymous, ancient book that no one seems to have survived reading? The Book With No Name is a fast-paced, cinematic page-turner shot through with black humour, which will hold you rapt from its intriguing opening to the dramatic climax. There's only one way to find out what happens when you read the book with no name...
La Véritable Histoire du Père Noël
Author: Michel-Aimé Baudouy, Yvon Mauffret, Nicolas de Hirsching
Cinq contes de cinq à vingt-cinq pages pour les 7-10 ans, comprenant, à la suite du conte-titre : Les Animaux de minuit, Lettres au Père Noël, Le Baobab Noël et Noël au balcon, Pâques aux tisons. « Copyright Electre »
Author: Nora Roberts
A woman’s new neighbor makes a bad—yet unforgettable—first impression in a story of unexpected passion from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. After a four-year absence, Shane Abbott returns to her rural Maryland hometown to find that not much has changed, except she now has a new neighbor—a rather ill-mannered and unfriendly one. Vance Banning isn’t the unemployed carpenter he lets Shane think he is. He’s a man looking for some peace and quiet—away from work, away from the city and away from women. Only Shane doesn’t fit into his plans, not her wholesome beauty, her kindness, or the way she brings hope back into his life… A NORA ROBERTS CLASSIC AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME
It is Christmas Eve and Rita and Whatsit (the dog with no name) are writing their present wish list, decorating the tree and putting out the stockings. Nothing can possibly go wrong - until Whatsit hears a noise downstairs!
Author: Alyson Noel
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël comes the first book in the Beautiful Idols series. With mystery, suspense, and an insiders-only look at Los Angeles that echoes Gossip Girl’s racy and real New York, fans of Pretty Little Liars and readers who crave pulse-pounding romance will love Unrivaled. Everyone wants to be someone. Layla Harrison wants to be a reporter. Aster Amirpour wants to be an actress. Tommy Phillips wants to be a guitar hero. But Madison Brooks took destiny and made it her own a long time ago. She’s Hollywood’s hottest starlet, and the things she did to become the name on everyone’s lips are merely a stain on the pavement, ground beneath her Louboutin heel. That is, until Layla, Aster, and Tommy find themselves with a VIP invite to the world of Los Angeles’s nightlife and lured into a competition where Madison Brooks is the target. Just as their hopes begin to gleam like stars through the California smog, Madison Brooks goes missing. . . . And all of their hopes are blacked out in the haze of their lies.
Author: Aprilynne Pike
#1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike has created a heart-stopping romance built on a love triangle like you’ve never seen before and filled with epic stakes and a centuries-long conspiracy. Give it to fans of Beautiful Creatures and Nightshade. Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents. When she starts to see strange visions of a boy she’s never spoken with in real life, she begins to suspect that there’s much about her past that she isn’t being told. Tavia immediately searches for answers, desperate to determine why she feels so drawn to a boy she hardly knows. But when Tavia discovers that the aunt and uncle who took her in after her parents' death may have actually been responsible for the plane crash that killed them--and that she may have been the true intended victim--she flees for the safety of Camden, Maine, where the boy she sees in her visions instructs her to go. Now, Tavia is on the run with no one to trust. No one, that is, except for her best friend and longtime crush, Benson. Tavia feels torn between the boy who mysteriously comes to her at night and the boy who has been by her side every step of the way. But what Tavia doesn't know is that the world is literally falling apart and that to save it she will have to unite with the boy in her visions. Only problem? To do so would mean rejecting Benson's love. And that's the one thing Tavia Michaels swore she'd never do.
Mais d'où vient donc ce généreux vieillard vêtu d'un long manteau rouge et portant une interminable barbe blanche, que tout le monde ou presque appelle "le Père Noël"? Comment la tradition du sapin est-elle née? La vérité est à chercher quelques siècles en arrière, dans les contrées enneigées du nord de l'Europe, dans le petit village de Matahungenhisternbergheim... D'une tradition à une autre, d'un concours de circonstances à une légende extraordinaire, Alain Roué nous dévoile enfin "La Véritable histoire du père Noël..." Un joli conte, entre rêve et réalité, qui fait la part belle à l'imaginaire et finit par convaincre nos âmes d'enfants. L'important n'est-il pas d'y croire?
La véritable histoire du père noël, un livre de Nathalie Didier. Qui est le Pere Noel ? A-t-il des parents, des enfants ? D'ou vient-il ? Qui etait-il avant de decider de consacrer sa vie a faire le bonheur des enfants du monde entier ? Dans ce conte original, Nathalie Didier revient sur l'histoire du Pere Noel telle qu'on ne la jamais lue comment le petit Noel est devenu l'illustre Pere Noel. Une histoire d'une infinie tendresse, qui transportera le jeune lecteur dans la magie de Noel...