Thiele Verlag 2013 (128 pages).
Henry N. Brown – the teddy bear whose Incredible History has moved the hearts of so many readers – now in an enchanting Christmas book about a family which comes to realize that it still is one, even if it is a completely different from what it was before. And, of course, about love. Nobody knows better about that than Henry ...
Like every other teddy, Henry N. Brown is unable to speak or to move, yet he knows that Love is a language in which everything can be said without uttering a single word. He spends his life as a listener. He makes hearts lighter.
After an adventurous bear’s life Henry has found a home with Flora Sommer, an author. But the peaceful Christmas he is yearning for turns out to be anything but restful and harmonious: surprise guests cause family disturbances – the completely normal madness of Christmas Eve. But in the end Henry comes to realize that in spite of all the chaos it was his best Christmas for a long time.
A turbulent Christmas story – framed by Henry’s thoughts about the festival of love, about time, gifts, togetherness and loneliness. And also, of course, reminiscences of his life.
A warm-hearted narrative for all grown-ups who (still) understand the language of the heart.