The Tomten

The Tomten available at American Swedish Institute.

The Tomten

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Though no one has ever seen him, everyone knows the Tomten lives on the farm and talks to the animals.  This delightful children's book by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren has been enjoyed by generations of children. A classic.

Astrid Anna Emilia Lindgren was born on the 14th of November 1907 on the farm Näs outside Vimmerby, in the county of Småland, and died on the 28th January 2002 in her home on Dalagatan 46 in Stockholm. She wrote 34 chapter books and 41 picture books, that all together have sold a staggering 165 million copies and been translated into more than 100 languages.

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