The Tomten and the Fox
By (author) Astrid Lindgren; Illustrated by Harald Wiberg; Edited by Astrid Lindgren
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.
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 Carlsen 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.