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The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits

A Day-by-day Summer Story in Twenty-one Short Chapters


Ulf Stark Translated by Susan Beard Illustrated by Eva Eriksson

120 pp.  
9 3/4" x 10 3/4"
Illustrations: in color

Floris Books

Hardcover

$24.95
Published:  May 2016

978-1-78250-244-9




It's summer in the forest and the rabbit children are looking forward to their first Midsummer party. Owl, who knows everything, says Midsummer is a time for dancing, love, and magic. What a fun time they will have!

Then a terrible storm sweeps through the forest, and the woodland animals must find shelter at Grump the Tomte's cottage. With the forest turned upside down, will the little rabbits still be able to arrange the famous Midsummer party?

This follow-up to The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits is an enchanting story in twenty-one chapters, which can be read through June to conclude on Midsummer's Day.

Ulf Stark masterfully weaves together drama and comedy to create a heartfelt and truly magical story. Award-winning illustrator Eva Eriksson brings the charming characters to life with delightful seasonal artwork.

(Ages 5 - 8 years)

Praise for The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits:

“Eva Eriksson's delicate renderings of Grump and the bunnies are a delight. Told in 25 chapters, this tale is certain to become a classic.” —BookPage

“This one is a joy to read and to share with children.... Stark bestows each of the main characters with vivid personalities, and Eriksson’s depiction of Grump is particularly irresistible. It’s filled with wonder and friendship.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This book is unique in that it is a charming story and it is told in 25 short chapters, so you can read one a day for the entire month!” —KidlitTV

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