The Tomtes of Hilltop Wood
When Emily and Jamie hear that a new road will be built through Hilltop Wood, they rush to warn their friends, the Tomtes. Tomtes are very special creatures, who guard the oldest woods. With the children's help, they immediately set about saving their home.
When the workmen 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 its course overnight.
Maybe they won't be able to build this road after all...
Brenda Tyler's illustrations are inspired by Elsa Beskow's picture books for children, and by the New Forest in southern England where she grew up.