Nordic Tales: Folktales From Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, And Denmark
ISBN: 1452174474
EAN13: 9781452174471
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 13, 2019
Pages: 163
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 8" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Nordic Tales is a collection of 16 traditional tales from the enchanting world of Nordic folklore.

Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the 19th century, these stories are at once magical, hilarious, cozy, and chilling.

Welcome to a world of mystical adventure--where trolls haunt the snowy forests, terrifying monsters roam the open sea, a young woman journeys to the end of the world, and a boy proves he knows no fear.

- Offers a fascinating view into Nordic culture
- The tales come alive alongside bold, contemporary art
- Part of the popular Tales series, featuring Tales of Japan, Celtic Tales, Tales of India, and Tales of East Africa

Nordic Tales will enthrall fans of fairytales and captivate those interested in the rich history of Nordic culture.

Ulla Thynell's glowing contemporary illustrations accompany each tale, conjuring dragons, princesses, and the northern lights.

- A visually gorgeous book that will be at home on the shelf or on the coffee table
- A perfect gift for fairy tale and folklore lovers, fans of Nordic culture, people of Nordic ancestry, collectors of illustrated classics, and bibliophiles looking for a comforting wintertime read
- Add it to the collection of books like D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, Norse Read More chevron_right

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   Gorgeous book full of magical tales
A beautiful book with gorgeous illustrations and full of wonderful stories about knights and princesses and giants and trolls and dragons and all the good stuff you would expect from your favorite folk tales. Most of these were new to me but they are fun to read and can be enjoyed by all, Melissa said. I just read it prior to giving it as a present and I am positive that my niece is going to love it.
 
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   Christianized versions of the tales
While I haven't finished the book, a lot of the tales have been overly Christianized, perhaps I'm reading into it to much, particularly the story east of the sun, west of the moon. There was a part in there that only Christians could clean the stains off the shirt, and I just found it kind of odd. I just know over the centuries many tales were passed down from generation to generation and have changed because of the post-christianization of these countries, and I can't help but feel there was a pre-christianity version of many of these tales that I would prefer, and it gives me a slight sadness. Though none the less for what it is, they are quite interesting tales, and it's always fun to read new ones!
 
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   Fun stories but could use an edit
The illustrations are great and the stories themselves are fun to read, Morgenthau said. However, I would benefit from another edit to enhance readability of the stories. Ancient tales are weird and we enjoy a good laugh around here, Raymond said. Bunch of nerds.
 
5
   Beautifully Crafted Collection of Stories
I bought this for and my children as they are at an age where their ancestry is becoming more interesting to me. My favorite part of the story is the illustrations. They are beautiful and I would buy them separately to frame them, if I could. I'm so glad I bought this as it is something I plan to hand down to my children.
 
5
   Enchanting Nordic folktales
Beautifully illustrated by Frank Stella. From Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway comes a fine collection of folktales.
 
5
   Beautiful Illustrations
He's obsessed with Sweden, Norway, Denmark, etc. He's a big kid, so he enjoyed it, the writer said. There may be only one illustration per story, but it's beautiful. I don't know whether young children would like this book since there aren't that many illustrations, but older kids and adults who like fairy tales will!
 
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   Nordic Tales Book
The product arrived today.
 
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   Nicely illustrated collection
This book was very pleased to be able to get it in English, Mr. Cowger said.
 
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