The Tomtes of Hilltop Farm by Brenda Tyler

The Tomtes of Hilltop Farm

Written by Brenda Tyler
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The Tomtes of Hilltop Farm by Brenda Tyler

Do you know about Tomtes? They are small creatures, who only children can see. They live in ancient woods and like to help people and animals. Hilltop Farm has not been thriving: crops are failing, the animals are badly behaved and Bella the cow is ill. Poor Farmer Robinson puts the farm up for sale. But Emily and Jamie are determined to save the farm, so they ask their friends the Tomtes for help. Together, the Tomtes and the children look after Bella, milk the goats and plant seeds. They pick wild berries, collect eggs and make cheese. Can they persuade Farmer Robinson not to sell the farm? This is the second book about the helpful Tomtes who live in Hilltop Wood.


'This book [had] wonderful illustrations and an interesting story to tell.'

'Enchanting country scenes in striking landscape spreads are beautifully realized in this picture book which has a quaintly old-fashioned feel.'

--Books for Keeps

About the Author

Brenda Tyler was born in London and grew up in the New Forest in southern England and her love of trees and woodland flourished from there. She was also inspired from early childhood by Elsa Beskow's classic stories of little folk living almost unseen in the landscape. She started producing Tomte greeting cards, which led to writing The Tomtes of Hilltop Wood. She lives in York, England and is involved in the York Steiner School.

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32 pages


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Floris Books

Publication date

20th September 2012



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