Arne and the Christmas Star
Alta Halverson Seymour
Arne is a young boy growing up in Norway. Many delightful times are had by him and his family as the story begins in early summer. The tension builds near Christmas time when Arne’s older brother, a first mate on a ship “The Christmas Star” is still out at sea when severe winter storms are reported. Due to his anxiety for his brother, Arne is late for school one too many times. This is a wonderful Christmas story for many ages. I have read it every Christmas season since I discovered it.
Alto Seymour has also written many other Christmas stories that are just as delightful about Christmas time in other countries. Some of these are:
The Top O' Christmas Morning (Ireland)
The Christmas Stove (Switzerland)
The Christmas Donkey (France)
Erik's Christmas Camera (Sweden)
Kaatje and the Christmas Compass (Holland)
Some of these books are available on Amazon and some might be available in other places. They aren't in print anymore so you'll just have to look for them.