Tomte Books

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.   

Tomte Books

Sven Olafson from The Tomte’s Hat

Meet Sven. He is the grandpa that is teaching his grandchildren about his hat.

Subscribe to the Tomte Times to catch glimpses of this whimsical (or should I say mischievous) family of Tomtes trying to keep their heritage and culture alive in this new world!

Sign up for the Tomte Times to learn about Sven, his family, and the adventures of living in America. You will also receive a coloring sheet of Sven.

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