In turn-of the-century Sweden, finding the almond hidden in the rice
pudding is the Christmas Eve highlight for many children, since it means
a chance to wish for a new pair of snowshoes, a mountain of truffles
coated with cocoa or an adorable kitten … For ten long years— all of her
life —Annika has dreamed of discovering the almond in her own pudding.
Will this be her year?