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The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits

A Christmas Story for Advent

Ulf Stark
Illustrated by Eva Eriksson
Translated by Susan Beard
August 2014
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    7th August 2014
  • ISBN 9781782501367
  • Language English
  • Pages 104 pp.
  • Size 9.875" x 10.75"

Grump the Yule Tomte lives all alone, which is exactly how he likes it! He's waiting for Christmas to arrive when all of a sudden a gust of wind steals his mittens from the washing line and his hat from his head. That's the last straw...he won't be the Yule Tomte anymore!

Binny and Barty, the rabbit children, live with their family in the forest. They've never heard of Christmas, or the Yule Tomte, until the wind brings them some strange gifts...

All the animals in the forest prepare for the arrival of Christmas. They make presents, bake sweet treats and even write a song. But will the Yule Tomte ever bring Christmas to the big forest?

This charming and funny Christmas story of a grumpy tomte and the hopeful little rabbits is told over twenty-five chapters—one for each day of Advent -- with delightful festive illustrations. Perfect for families to share together.

(Ages 5-8)

Ulf Stark

Ulf Stark was born in Stureby, Stockholm in 1944. He is a successful author and screenwriter, and has won many awards for his work, including the August Prize and the Nordic Children’s Book Prize.