Astrid Lindgren: The Tomten and the Fox, illustrated by Harald Wiberg
This stunning picture book by one of Scandinavia's best loved children's book writers Astrid Lindgren (author of Pippi Longstocking) tells the story of the traditional Nordic Tomten, the guardians of every home. In this tale, the gentle Tomten befriends a mischievous fox out to cause trouble, and protects the farm from harm. Lovingly illustrated by Harald Wiberg in soft watercolours depicting a snowy night full of magic, plus a cuddly looking fox and the wise, friendly Tomten, this book is perfect for bedtime reading with its themes of safety and cosy domestic life. Hardback.