ASTRID LINDGREN'S TOMTEN TALES ~ TWO BOOKS IN ONE
Two books in one ~ The Tomten and The Tomten and the Fox
By Astrid Lindgren, Illustrated by Harald Wiberg
Collector's combined edition of Astrid Lindgren's two classic Tomten tales, The Tomten & The Tomten and the Fox.
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. Marit Toernqvist was born in 1964 in Uppsala, Sweden and divides her time between the Netherlands and Sweden. She studied illustration at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 2011 she was awarded a Golden Plaque from the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, one of the most prestigious children's illustration awards.
Harold Wiberg's soft illustrations are superb, he is excellent at snowy moonlit
scenes and animals. This story makes for a calm and reassuring bedtime read with a lovely message that summer will come again and that whilst you sleep someone is looking out for you.