On small silent feet, the Tomten tiptoes through the snow, keeping watch over the farm on chilly winter nights.
One night, a cunning fox comes by. How will the Tomten guard the chickens, and help the hungry fox?
These classic stories are a delight for young children, depicting the traditional Swedish character of the house elf, or tomten.
This is a beautiful collector's combined edition of Astrid Lindgren's two classic Tomten tales, The Tomten & The Tomten and the Fox.
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 Karlsson 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.