The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits A Day-by-Day Summer Story in Twenty-One Short Chapters
Written by Ulf Stark
Illustrated by Eva Eriksson
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The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits A Day-by-Day Summer Story in Twenty-One Short Chapters by Ulf StarkIt's summer in the big forest and the rabbit children are looking forward to their first Midsummer party. Owl, who knows everything, says Midsummer is a time for dancing, love and magic. What a fun time they will have! Then a terrible storm sweeps through the forest and the woodland animals must find shelter at Grump the tomte's cottage. Will the magic of Midsummer help restore harmony to the forest in time for the party? This follow-up to The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits is an enchanting story in twenty-one chapters, which can be read through June to conclude on Midsummer's Day. Ulf Stark masterfully weaves together drama and comedy to create a heartfelt and truly magical story. Award-winning illustrator Eva Eriksson brings the charming characters to life with delightful seasonal artwork.
's as well. Written with a storyteller's finesse and illustrated with lively, beautiful pencil and watercolor artwork, this companion book to The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits (2014) offers another foray into the character's magical world. Children who loved Astrid Lindgren's Tomten picture books will be enchanted by this longer story based on the same traditional creature from Scandinavian folklore. For any child who is ready for longer stories but still enjoys the illustrations in picture books, here's a captivating read-aloud choice.'
'Award-winning illustrator Eva Eriksson continues to bring charming characters to life with delightful seasonal artwork. Simply stated, [this book] will prove to be an enduringly popular and highly prized addition to family, school, and community library collections for children ages 5 to 8.'
'The quality of the book's production is superb' --Wendy Axford, SLA 'Translated from Swedish, Stark's tale, with its whimsical characters and engaging narrative tone, brings to mind Tove Jansson's Moomin books and A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. The oversize format and delicate, expressive colored pencil illustrations give the work a timeless flair. This selection's mix of childlike wonder and kernels of wisdom will appeal to child listeners and their adult readers, making it perfect for reading aloud at bedtime.'
'This is a sweet magic-filled fairytale with lovely pastoral illustrations. For children who like fairytales and animal stories, this is a good one to recommend and a lovely readaloud.'
'Praise for The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits: 'Eva Eriksson's delicate renderings of Grump and the bunnies are a delight. Told in 25 chapters, this tale is certain to become a classic.'
'This one is a joy to read and to share with children... Stark bestows each of the main characters with vivid personalities, and Eriksson's depiction of Grump is particularly irresistible. It's filled with wonder and friendship.'
'This book is unique in that it is a charming story and it is told in 25 short chapters, so you can read one a day for the entire month!'
'It's an old-fashioned type of illustrated story (with a picture-book trim size) that doesn't feel the least bit dated or sentimental.'
'It's the perfect storybook for families to share together, and children will enjoy the amusing illustrations, particularly of the animals with whom they will identify.'
'Simple drawings and many words make for an involved but fun read-aloud that holds enough adventure and interest to last for a number of nights.'
'This is a sweet magic-filled fairytale with lovely pastoral illustrations... For children who like fairytales and animal stories, this is a good one to recommend and a lovely readaloud.'
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