The Tomten Paperback – Oct 6 1997
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About this imaginative tale of an invisible troll, PW said, "The gentle story with its eye-filling scenes is an apt choice for bedtime read-alouds." Ages 4-8.
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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 2004 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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The author, Austrid Lindgren, passed away today. The world has lost a timeless treasure. Thank you Mrs. Lindgren. You will be missed by generations.
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We love this book (the parents), however I can't say that our 1 year old son is crazy about it. We hope his appreciation will grow as he grows as well! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Julie Theng
Absolutely beautiful little book. The guardian Tomten and his farmstead charges are softly yet powerfully illustrated, and the story is perfect for long winter evenings. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Emily Holbert
Enchanting story. The rhythm is a little awkward in spots, leading my to wonder if it is a translation from another language (German?)
Lovely illustrations. Read more
Astrid Lindgren is a great joy for everyone . People of Viking heritage know all about Tomtens especially at Christmas when the Yule Tomten comes .Published 22 months ago by Phyllis Mcnaughton
What a beautiful book! A simple, traditional story as they don't write them anymore, with a slow rhythm. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2012 by Amanda