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Findus and the Christmas Tomte

Written by Sven Nordqvist

Findus and the Christmas Tomte Synopsis

Snow is falling on Pettson's farm, and Christmas is approaching. Findus, the talking cat, tells Pettson that he is excited about the Yule Tomte visiting and bringing gifts. Oh dear! thinks Pettson, How can I explain that the Yule Tomte may not visit cats? But Findus is adamant that the Yule Tomte must visit, and because Pettson does not want Findus to be disappointed, he comes up with a plan to build a Yule Tomte that can move and speak and give Findus gifts. But it is going to be very difficult to keep this secret from the curious cat, and even harder to design a convincing mechanical Yule Tomte! What Pettson needs is a little bit of Christmas magic...

Findus and the Christmas Tomte Press Reviews

Snow is falling on Pettson's farm, and Christmas is approaching. Findus pesters Pettson, he wants to know all about the Yule Tomte. Pettson patiently explains how Findus will need to make a list of all the presents he wants on a piece of paper and then put it in a snowball. In the evening Findus will have to make a snow lantern in the yard and put the snowball with the list on top. Findus struggles to think of what he would like--perhaps another ski as Pettson has only managed to finish one but then he decides the only present he wants is to see the Yule Tomte and if he doesn't get to see him then he will never like Christmas again. What is Pettson to do? On top of that Pettson only has 24 days to come up with a solution. In Sweden it is not Father Christmas who brings children their Christmas presents but the Yule Tomte. Sometimes seen riding on a goat, the Tomte prefers to deliver presents after dinner on Christmas Eve. All the usual magic of the Findus series and more is contained here in this longer story book by Swedish author/illustrator Sven Nordqvist, translated by Nathan Large. With 17 chapters and over 130 pages there is plenty of comedy with the lovable duo, following their antics, eccentricities and humorous conversations which all provides plenty of entertainment together with the captivating and expressive illustrations. --Outside in the World

Book Information

ISBN: 9781907359934
Publication date: 20th August 2018
Author: Sven Nordqvist
Publisher: Hawthorn Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 130 pages

About Sven Nordqvist

Sven Nordqvist (b, 1946) is a well-loved Swedish children's author and illustrator. The Findus and Pettson stories draw on his playful adventures with his two young sons, and his unique illustrations are inspired by a delight in everyday life. Sven Nordqvist sets out intentionally to create a safe world in his Pettson and Findus series; a world in which problems can find resolution. Such a world, he believes, provides the security that children need in today's world: The world should be comprehensible. Essentially that's how I myself would like it to be.

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