I cannot speak highly enough about these books by Arnold Ytreeide.
The Amazon book description reads, "In this widely popular, exciting story for the advent season, readers follow ten-year-old Jotham across Israel as he searches for his family. Though he faces thieves, robbers, and kidnappers, Jotham also encounters the wise men, shepherds, and innkeepers until at last he finds his way to the Savior born in Bethlehem."
Each day, you read a little more of the story. You NEVER want to put it down. TRUST ME. There is excitement in each day of the story, and an important lesson as well. Even if you don't have kids, you will enjoy reading this book!
Ytreeide also wrote two other advent books, "Bartholomew's Passage," and "Tabitha's Travels."
These follow the same format and are equally exciting for the advent season. Take my advice and go buy one of these books TODAY. You will NOT regret it, and you will look forward to reading it every year!