If you have ever visited a Swede’s house in December, it’s very likely you’ve come across a stuffed, gnome-like figure with a woolly beard and a conical cap cheerfully perched upon the fireplace or on the dining-room table.
I have loved these little characters since I was a very young child. And I have recently discovered a family who immigrated to our area. Grandpa Sven has shared several stories with me that I am writing and illustrating. I hope to have the first book out for Christmas gift giving this year called The Tomte’s Hat.
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