Christmas with Gisela

Children's Books, Picture-Books Age 4+, Picture-Books

A very special Christmas with Gisela

It’s Christmas, and there’s much excitement in Toni’s family – they’re expecting a celebrity guest for dinner. But on Christmas Eve, the person who turns up on the doorstep is not a star at all. Gisela is an unusual lady, and not at all famous; instead, she’s “exceptionally old, exceptionally beautiful, exceptionally poor – and of course: has an exceptional amount of life experience!” With Gisela, Toni turns out to have a very different – and very special – Christmas indeed.

  • Target-group-appropriate themes of poverty
  • Christmas picture book with warmth and humour
  • Author awarded with the ‘Young Talent’ German Youth Literature Prize 2020
Rieke Patwardhan

Rieke Patwardhan spent her childhood climbing trees to read all the books she could steal from her big sisters. Today, she is a graduate psychologist living with her family in Hamburg, and writes stories for other children to read in trees.

Lena Winkel

Lena Winkel grew up in the Westerwald and studied illustration in Hamburg and Paris. She now lives in Hamburg, still loves drawing animals, and spends her time creating children’s books and comics.

Christmas with Gisela

A very special Christmas with Gisela

It’s Christmas, and there’s much excitement in Toni’s family – they’re expecting a celebrity guest for dinner. But on Christmas Eve, the person who turns up on the doorstep is not a star at all. Gisela is an unusual lady, and not at all famous; instead, she’s “exceptionally old, exceptionally beautiful, exceptionally poor – and of course: has an exceptional amount of life experience!” With Gisela, Toni turns out to have a very different – and very special – Christmas indeed.

  • Target-group-appropriate themes of poverty
  • Christmas picture book with warmth and humour
  • Author awarded with the ‘Young Talent’ German Youth Literature Prize 2020
Bibliographic Data
32 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-76398-1
First published 2022