The Tomten and the Fox

The Tomten and the Fox

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In the moonlight, the fox sneaks towards the farm, hoping to steal a chicken or two. But he's forgotten about the old Tomten who guards the farm. . .
This is a classic picture book story of a watchful gnome from the bestselling author of Pippi Longstocking.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 210 x 274 x 7.62mm | 344g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 086315154X
  • 9780863151545
  • 214,440

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'A beautifully illustrated tale adapted from an old Swedish poem. The Tomten, who looks after the farm at night, meets a hungry fox and agrees to share his supper with him if the fox promises to leave the hens alone. A very gentle, friendly story. It is refreshing that he understands that the fox is hungry and needs to eat -- rather than the 'nasty fox' approach. The children I have read this to loved it.'
-- Hilary Woolf with Isaac (age 5), Education Otherwise, April 2005
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About Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) was born on a homestead in Smaland, 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.
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921 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 44% (408)
4 35% (325)
3 17% (157)
2 3% (30)
1 0% (1)
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