The Tomtes of Hilltop Farm

Brenda Tyler

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£10.99
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Quick Look

  • Jamie and Emily try to save Hilltop Farm with help from their little Tomte friends
  • This is the second book about the helpful Tomtes who live in Hilltop Wood
  • Brenda Tyler was inspired by Elsa Beskow's classic stories of little folk living in the countryside

Jamie and Emily try to save Hilltop Farm with help from their little Tomte friends.

Format:
hardback
Size:
222 x 302 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Picture Books;
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
Extent:
32 pages
ISBN:
9780863159060
Publication date:
20 Sep 2012

Description

Do you know about Tomtes? They are small creatures, who only children can see. They live in ancient woods and like to help people and animals.

Hilltop Farm has not been thriving: crops are failing, the animals are badly behaved and Bella the cow is ill. Poor Farmer Robinson puts the farm up for sale.

But Emily and Jamie are determined to save the farm, so they ask their friends the Tomtes for help. Together, the Tomtes and the children look after Bella, milk the goats and plant seeds. They pick wild berries, collect eggs and make cheese. Can they persuade Farmer Robinson not to sell the farm?

This is the second book about the helpful Tomtes who live in Hilltop Wood.

Reviews

'This book [had] wonderful illustrations and an interesting story to tell.'
-- CoScan Magazine

'Enchanting country scenes in striking landscape spreads are beautifully realized in this picture book which has a quaintly old-fashioned feel.'
--Books for Keeps

Author

Brenda Tyler was born in London and grew up in the New Forest in southern England and her love of trees and woodland flourished from there. She was also inspired from early childhood by Elsa Beskow's classic stories of little folk living almost unseen in the landscape. She started producing Tomte greeting cards, which led to writing The Tomtes of Hilltop Wood. She lives in York, England and is involved in the York Steiner School.

Links

Enjoy more of Emily and Jamie's adventures with the tomtes in The Tomtes of Hilltop Wood:
The Tomtes of Hilltop Wood by Brenda Tyler
The Tomtes of Hilltop Stream by Brenda Tyler

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