Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren
It's a cold winter's night and a hungry fox is creeping through the snow. He sees a hen house full of tasty chickens to eat -- but he's forgotten about the...
It's a cold winter's night and a hungry fox is creeping through the snow.
He sees a hen house full of tasty chickens to eat -- but he's forgotten about the old tomten who guards the farm…
This is a classic story of a mischievous fox, a wise, kindly tomten and their unlikely friendship.
This new edition of the much-loved picture book from the bestselling author of Pippi Longstocking is accompanied by beautiful illustrations by popular illustrator Eva Erikkson.
Depicting the traditional Swedish character of the house elf, or tomten, this classic story is perfect for sharing with young children on a wintry evening. Erikkson's illustrations of the wry fox and the watchful gnome are full of character and warmth, and her moonlit, snowy scenes are the perfect landscape for an active imagination.
- New edition of the classic tale by Pippi Longstocking creator Astrid Lindgren accompanied by warm, characterful illustrations by prize-winner Eva Eriksson
- A beautiful winter story full of festive warmth and moonlit, snowy scenes
- It's a cold winter's night and a hungry fox is creeping through the snow but he's forgotten about the old tomten who guards the farm…
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.
Eva Eriksson was born in Halmstad in 1949 and is a graduate of Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. She is one of Europe's best-loved children's illustrators, and has worked with Ulf Nilsson, Margaret Strömstedt, Rose Lagercrantz and Eva Bexell, among others. She is especially well-known in Sweden for illustrating Barbo Lindgren's successful Max series. Eva Eriksson's work has been recognised with many awards, and in 2001 she was the recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Prize. She lives and works in Dwell, near Stockholm.
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