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The Tomten and the Fox
by Astrid Lindgren, illustrated by Harald Wiberg

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The Tomten and the Fox and its companion, The Tomten, are among our favorite all-time children's stories!  We loved listening to the stories and looking at the pictures, and now we love reading them to our own children (and we will always love to look at the pictures.)  These are classic stories with beautiful, entrancing illustrations that are sure to be cherished and enjoyed by adults and children alike.  The Tomten saves the chickens from Reynard the fox, and offers his own porridge to feed the hungry fox so that all ends well for the animals on this winter night. 

Book reviews for The Tomten and the Fox:

"This is a bedtime story that small children will want to hear again and again." - The New Yorker

"Charming, hushed illustrations and quiet text together evoke the soft, snowy silence and winter beauty of a Swedish night.  The troll Tomten mercifully saves the farm animals from the depredations of Reynard the fox, and manages to assuage the fox's hunger to boot! - School Library Journal

"The illustrations have a luminous beauty.  There's a kind, quiet calm here that warms the winter air." - The New York Times

The enduring story and lovely illustrations make this a book to be enjoyed for generations!  Hardcover with beautiful color illustrations. 


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