When Emily and Jamie hear that a new road will be built through Hilltop Wood, they rush to warn their friends, the Tomtes—very special creatures who guard the oldest woods. With the children’s help, they immediately set about saving their home.
When the workers arrive, unexpected obstacles appear in their way—the rocks they need to move are much bigger than they remembered; their digging machines are flooded; a stream mysteriously changes direction overnight. Maybe they won’t be able to build this road after all...
Brenda Tyler grew up in the New Forest in southern England and her love of trees and woodland flourished from there. She was also inspired from early childhood by Elsa Beskow’s classic stories of little folk living almost unseen in the landscape. She lives in York, England.
32 Pages, Hardbound, 8 3/4" x 12". For ages 4-6.