Little Tomte's Christmas Wish

Inkeri Karvonen; Illustrated by Hannu Taina

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  • A festive story drawn with gentle humour by acclaimed illustrator Hannu Taina
  • The Finnish winter landscape comes alive in this heartwarming tale
  • The little Tomte learns the true meaning of Christmas as he celebrates with his friends and neighbours

A heartwarming festive tale of a little elf who wants Christmas to come -- and sets about making it happen.

216 x 265 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
19 Sep 2013


Little Tomte lives happily in his cosy house beside a beautiful tree. When winter arrives, he's worried that Christmas won't come. So he makes a special Christmas wish and embarks on a candle-making plan which will help make his wish come true.

A heartwarming festive tale drawn with gentle humour by acclaimed Finnish illustrator Hannu Taina.


'A beautiful story that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy, perfect for the season! Families Rating: 6 out of 6'
-- Families magazine

'This is a poignant book about what Christmas means and how we prepare for it. I enjoyed it as a reminder that it's the simple things that can give us the Christmas spirit.'
-- JUNO magazine

'A traditional tale told in a simple, but heartwarming way.'
-- Creative Steps magazine

'Children will find it so easy to identify with Tomte's wish to have a special Christmas. The story is heart-warming and the beautiful illustrations full of detail make it easy for non-readers to 'read the pictures'!'
-- Kindling


Inkeri Karvonen is a teacher and children's author from Finland.

Hannu Taina is an illustrator from Finland who has won the Finnish Rudolf Koivu Award for illustration three times.

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