Little Tomte's Christmas Wish

Inkeri Karvonen; Illustrated by Hannu Taina

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Quick Look

  • A new edition of a joyful festive story about friendship and community
  • Little Tomte learns the true meaning of Christmas as he celebrates with his friends and neighbours
  • The Finnish winter landscape of snow-covered rooftops, starlit skies and woodland creatures shines in this charming tale with artwork by celebrated illustrator Hannu Taina

A heart-warming festive tale about a little tomte (Scandinavian gnome) who hopes that Christmas will come. Created by an acclaimed Finnish author and illustrator.

238 x 294 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 3 to 6 years
32 pages
Publication date:
21 Sep 2023
2nd edition


Little Tomte makes a special wish that Christmas will come. He sings carols, tries to bake tasty treats, and builds a snow tomte, but nothing makes it feel like Christmas. 

Can Little Tomte find a way to share his Christmas spirit?

This is a beautiful new edition of the heart-warming festive tale about hope, community and friendship created by an acclaimed Finnish author and illustrator.


'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 award-winning illustrator from Finland. He is the recipient of the BIB (The Biennale of Illustrations Bratislava) Grand Prix and the Finnish Rudolf Koivu Award for illustration, and was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize.

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