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? So Pettson resolves to build a secret Tomte, what could possibly go wrong?
In Sweden it is not Father Christmas who brings children their Christmas presents, but the Yule Tomte. Sometimes seen riding on a goat, the Yule Tomte prefers to deliver presents after dinner on Christmas Eve. A new, longer Findus book for your collection, with 17 chapters in 130 pages, translated into English by Nathan Large, with Sven Nordqvist’s engaging illustrations throughout.
This is the eleventh story published by Hawthorn Press about Findus the talking cat and his farmer. The series has sold more than six million copies in 44 languages and is beloved by children around the world. These friendly, fun stories are perfect for reading aloud and exciting for those who are learning to read by themselves.
(Ages 5 and up)
Sven Nordqvist is a leading Swedish children's illustrator and writer. Nordqvist was born in Helsingborg and grew up in Halmstad, Sweden. He originally wanted to be an illustrator but was rejected by several art schools. Instead, he studied architecture in Lund and worked as a lecturer in architecture in the university. Meanwhile, he looked for work as an illustrator of advertisements, posters, and picture books. In 1983, he won first prize in a children's book competition and since then has worked exclusively as an author and illustrator of children's books, which have won awards in Sweden and Germany. The Findus and Pettson stories draw on his own playful adventures with his two young sons. Nordqvist's unique illustrations are inspired by his delight in everyday life.