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The Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren - Alder & Alouette

The Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren

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The Tomten and the Fox is the sequel to the classic The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren. In this tale, Lindgren adapts a Swedish folk tale into a beloved children’s story. When a hungry fox wanders onto a farm late at night looking for food, the farm’s Tomten finds a way to keep the farm animals safe AND feed and care for the fox at the same time. A lovely message and warm winter tale.


  • The Tomten and the Fox
  • Written and illustrated by Astrid Lindgren.
  • Published by Puffin Books, October 6, 1997.
  • Ages 4 to 8 years 
  • 0.17" H x 7.14" L x 9.96" W (0.3 Lbs) 32 pages
  • Softcover



“The illustrations have a luminous beauty. There’s a kind, quiet calm here that warms the winter air.”—The New York Times

“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 (starred review)

“This is a bedtime story that small children will want to hear over and over again.”—The New Yorker