The Tomten and the Fox

Astrid Lindgren; Illustrated by Harald Wiberg

Availability:
Out of print

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We're sorry that this book is no available direct from Floris. However, some copies may be available from our US distributor, Steiner Books, and many bookshops will have copies available. There's also a beautifuil new bind-up edition, with The Tomten, available (click on the cover in the carousel below).

In the moonlight, the fox sneaks towards the farm, hoping to steal a chicken or two. But he's forgotten about the old Tomten who guards the farm. . .

Format:
hardback
Size:
210 x 274 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 5 to 8 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9780863151545
Publication date:
01 Aug 1992
Edition:
2nd edition

Description

In the moonlight, the fox sneaks towards the farm, hoping to steal a chicken or two. But he's forgotten about the old Tomten who guards the farm. . .

This is a classic picture book story of a watchful gnome from the bestselling author of Pippi Longstocking.

Reviews

'A beautifully illustrated tale adapted from an old Swedish poem. The Tomten, who looks after the farm at night, meets a hungry fox and agrees to share his supper with him if the fox promises to leave the hens alone. A very gentle, friendly story. It is refreshing that he understands that the fox is hungry and needs to eat -- rather than the 'nasty fox' approach. The children I have read this to loved it.'
-- Hilary Woolf with Isaac (age 5), Education Otherwise, April 2005

Author

Astrid Lindgren is a Floris Books featured author. Read all about this author's life and work on our dedicated author page.

Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born on a homestead in Småland, 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.

Links

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