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The Tomten and the Fox

by Astrid Lindgren

Paperback, 32 pages

Published by Puffin Books (1997-10-06)

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Amazon Description

Charming, hushed illustrations and quiet text together evoke the soft, snowy silence and winter beauty of a Swedish night".--School Library Journal. Full-color illustrations.

Book Details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 10/6/1997
  • Pages: 32
  • Reading Level: Age 4 and Up

One Potato Review

Here is apparently a sort of little Swedish elf who patrols the nighttime, keeping the livestock – and maybe everyone – a little safer from the fox, and probably whatever other predators we can imagine in the silent, snowy night: “Creep silently, Reynard, so that no one will hear you!” warns someone omniscient, indeed there’s a sense in this legend of bargains being struck even where we cannot see them. Still, everything’s fluid: if this fox seems temporarily satisfied with the porridge he is offered, you get the feeling this tomten should remain vigilant. 

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