Little Tomte's Christmas Wish by Inkeri Karvonen


Little Tomte's Christmas Wish by Inkeri Karvonen

Little Tomte lives happily in his cosy house beside a beautiful tree. When winter arrives, he's worried that Christmas won't come -- until he makes a special Christmas wish. He embarks on a candle-making plan which will help make his wish come true. A heartwarming festive tale drawn with gentle humour by acclaimed Finnish illustrator Hannu Taina.


'A beautiful story that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy, perfect for the season! Families Rating: 6 out of 6'

'This is a poignant book about what Christmas means and how we prepare for it. I enjoyed it as a reminder that it's the simple things that can give us the Christmas spirit.'

'A traditional tale told in a simple, but heartwarming way.'

'Children will find it so easy to identify with Tomte's wish to have a special Christmas. The story is heart-warming and the beautiful illustrations full of detail make it easy for non-readers to 'read the pictures'!'

About the Author

Inkeri Karvonen is a teacher and children's author from Finland. Hannu Taina is an illustrator from Finland who has won the Finnish Rudolf Koivu Award for illustration three times.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Inkeri Karvonen
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Publication date

19th September 2013



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