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The Tomten Paperback – October 6, 1997
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This outstanding book by the author of Pippi Longstocking--and winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award--has been called a "picture book of rare distinction" by the Chicago Tribune. Full color.
- Format: Paperback
- Publication Date: 10/6/1997
- Pages: 32
- Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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There is no real plot in this first story, which serves as a gentle introduction to beloved Nordic lore, lovingly adapted from a poem by Viktor Rydberg. Like a secret benefactor the Tomten paces his lonely rounds to the farm’s various buildings--soothing the animals by giving them pleasant dreams of future spring and summer, some straw or a midnight snack. A few repetitive phrases will sound rhythmically on the listener’s ear. Despite the lack of action and conflict, the gently-told tale will touch those who are young at heart and the delightful pastel illustrations by Harald Wiberg will charm children and adults alike. Every quaint old farm needs a loyal Tomten to ensure smooth, nocturnal operations.
We have it on paper and there's detail in the drawing that you miss on the Kindle: the actual footprints in the snow, but also the somewhat scary eyes on the dark, in the hayloft, among other things. It's just not the best format for it. However it lets me read the book aloud to my daughter while walking through our darkened house before bed, so I'm glad it exists.