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It's a chilly winter night on the farm. Everyone is fast asleep. All but one ... On silent feet the Tomten visits the dreaming cows, the slumbering sheep and the children sleeping soundly in their beds. He whispers softly to each of them, making sure they are safe and warm. This classic picture book is a delight for young children, depicting the traditional Swedish character of the house elf, or tomten.
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'Astrid Lindgren writes evocatively of long cold winters and the benevolent guardianship of the Tomten. A lovely, feelgood picture book with traditionally styled illustrations that show the Tomten as a genial gnome-like figure. Delightful! Families Rating: 5 out of 6' -- Families South West magazine 'It would be hard to find a nicer bedtime story. Beautifully painted, quiet moonlit scenes and poetic words tell of the Tomten, a small elf-like person who lives on a farm. It is a beautiful cosy tale of winter bedtimes, very comforting and definitely one of our favourites.' -- Hilary Woolf with Isaac (age 4), Education Otherwise, October 2004About the Author:
Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born on a homestead in Smaland, Sweden. Her most famous book, Pippi Longstocking, was published in 1945 to great success. She is also well known for Carlsen on the Roof, her books about The Bullerby Children and The Tomten. Her books are loved all over the world and have sold around 145 million copies. She won many awards, including the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award for Pippi Longstocking in 1973; the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1958; and the International Book Award from UNESCO in 1993.
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Book Description Kestrel Books, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Seller Inventory # mon0002933311
Book Description Kestrel Books, GB, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Privately owned. No Dust jacket. Gift inscription on first page. Unmarked text. Ships from Berlin bookshop. f8. Seller Inventory # 002881