Eleven-year-old Benwise Larsen’s favorite sight is the blanket of snow that covers Minnesota every winter. He’s never considered life without it until his mother accepts a new job in Florida. He’s still reeling from this news when he receives an unexpected invitation to attend Christmas camp. Excited and curious, Benwise travels to New York where he meets Michaela, Jordan, and Spencer, three other kids who’ve been invited on the journey, and they set sail for Weinachtsinsel—Christmas Island! Upon their arrival, they meet Gelben Stern, an old man who reveals the island’s history and explains how the Christmas legends have evolved over generations. While exploring the island, the children encounter Otto, an adversary of Stern’s who also wants their trust. When Jordan and Spencer go missing, it’s up to Benwise and Michaela to discover the truth and rescue their friends. Will they be able to save Weinachtsinsel and the spirit of Christmas? Written in the spirit of a Christmas mystery, Benwise Larsen’s Last Christmas in Minnesota is a race to discover what unites all humanity during this special time of year.