About this imaginative tale of an invisible troll, PW said, "The gentle story with its eye-filling scenes is an apt choice for bedtime read-alouds." Ages 4-8.
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'Astrid Lindgren writes evocatively of long cold winters and the benevolent guardianship of the Tomten. A lovely, feelgood picture book with traditionally styled illustrations that show the Tomten as a genial gnome-like figure. Delightful! Families Rating: 5 out of 6' -- Families South West magazine 'It would be hard to find a nicer bedtime story. Beautifully painted, quiet moonlit scenes and poetic words tell of the Tomten, a small elf-like person who lives on a farm. It is a beautiful cosy tale of winter bedtimes, very comforting and definitely one of our favourites.' -- Hilary Woolf with Isaac (age 4), Education Otherwise, October 2004 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Such a peaceful book to read at bedtime. I gave it to my grandkids at Christmastime, with little tomtens (stuffed ornaments) to hold while they listened to the storyPublished 1 month ago by Karol Andersson
My children ask me to read this to them. it is repetitive in an enjoyable way and helps explain some Scandanavian traditions to themPublished 3 months ago by Jack H
The book is ok for those raised on a farm. Those in the city will not fully understand the content. It was a fun story.Published 4 months ago by Rose Bishop
I'm sorry to say that the quality of the reproduction of this book is extremely poor. The quality of the printing of the artwork is possibly as good as what you'd see in the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by j.g.r.
One of my favorite childhood stories. I still have my copy from the 70's. It is the pure expression of the gentle, silent, mystic, ancient magic of the snowy North. Read morePublished 6 months ago by VisionQuestress