The Tomtes of Hilltop Wood
Written by Brenda Tyler
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The Tomtes of Hilltop Wood by Brenda TylerWhen Emily and Jamie hear that a new road will be built through Hilltop Wood, they rush to warn their friends, the Tomtes. Tomtes are very special creatures who guard the oldest woods. With the children's help, they immediately set about saving their home. When the workmen arrive, unexpected obstacles appear in their way: the rocks they need to move are much bigger than they remembered; their digging machines are flooded; a stream mysteriously changes direction over night. Maybe they won't be able to build this road after all...This is a charming picture book inspired by Elsa Beskow's classic stories of little folk.
'The story mixes elements of reality with an imaginary world in a powerful message. There are occasions when the environment needs to be protected. The delightful twist here is that nature gets her own way by confusing her perceived enemies. It is endearing to have two young children concerned with the conservation of a nearby wood and the story lends itself to a follow up discussion of the preservation of the environment ... Towards the end of the book, Brenda Tyler encourages children to search for the 'Tomtes', in the illustrations. This is an inspired technique and activity to employ for young readers. Children will love participating and teachers will be pleased to promote visual discrimination.'
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10th September 2010
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