The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren - Alder & Alouette

The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren

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Astrid Lindgren’s classic story, The Tomten, about a Tomten’s nighttime visits to all of the residents of wintry farm in the cold of winter reminds children of the promise of spring. This charmingly sweet Swedish tale continues to be a highly requested book every year.

  • The Tomten
  • Written by Astrid Lindgren. 
  • Published by Puffin Books, October 6, 1997. 
  • Ages 4 to 8 years
  • 0.12" H x 7.68" L x 9.98" W  (0.21lbs.) 32 pages
  • Softcover



  • An ALA Notable Book
  • A Parents’ Choice Paperback Award Winner
  • Hans Christian Andersen Award
“The friendly troll Tomten will be a welcome visitor. . . . Highly recommended.”—School Library Journal (starred review)
“Wiberg’s lovely, full-color paintings convey the hushed atmosphere of night in the Swedish countryside and also the sweet charms of the Tomten. . . . The gentle story with its eye-filling scenes is an apt choice for a bedtime read-aloud.”—Publishers Weekly
“A picture book of rare distinction.”—The Chicago Tribune

About The Author

Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002) was born in Sweden. After college, she worked in a newspaper office and a Swedish publishing house. Her most famous and beloved book, Pippi Longstocking, was originally published in Swedish in 1950 and was later translated into many other languages. It was followed by two sequels, Pippi Goes on Board and Pippi in the South Seas. Ms. Lindgren had a long, prolific career, writing more than 100 picture books, poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, and novels. In 1958, she won the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international award in children’s literature.