Little Tomte lives happily in his cozy house beside a beautiful tree. When winter arrives, he is worried that Christmas will not come...until he makes a special Christmas wish. He embarks on a candle-making plan that will help make his wish come true.
A heartwarming, festive tale drawn with gentle humor 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.” —Families Magazine
“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.” —JUNO Magazine
“A traditional tale told in a simple, but heartwarming way.” —Creative Steps Magazine
“Children will find it so easy to identify with Tomte's wish to have a special Christmas. The story is heartwarming and the beautiful illustrations full of detail make it easy for nonreaders to ‘read the pictures’!” —Kindling— ∞
Inkeri Karvonen is a teacher and an author of children's books. She lives in Finland. Hannu Taina is an illustrator from Finland who has on three occasions won the Finnish Rudolf Koivu Award for illustration.