A tomte is just another word for a gnome. Tomtes know many things. They know what the weather will be by how quickly the squirrels are gathering nuts. They know how to find the tastiest mushrooms but most importantly, they know how to talk to animals, especially foxes.
The Tomten and the Fox is a story written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Harald Wiberg. This is one of our absolute favorites this time of year.
As a fox sneaks up on the farm, a little tomte man watches over the family charged with his protection.
Quietly the fox looks for something to eat. His eyes fall upon the hens which would make a tasty meal. Before he can do any damge the tomte stops him and talks him out of stealing hens by offering him a bowl of porridge. Satisfied the fox goes back to his den.
It seems the great talent of this old, old, tomte is to talk a fox out of stealing a hen.
Today we have such a wonderful giveaway. Mama Kopp has made the tomten and the fox. To have a chance at winning please leave a comment below. For three extra chances to win link to this blogpost. I'll close the comments at 9 pm on Thursday est and a winner will be announced Friday morning.
The comment section is now closed. I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments. I will announce the winner tomorrow morning.
The winner is: