Nordic tales : folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark / illustrations by Ulla Thynell.
Contributor(s): Thynell, Ulla [illustrator.].Material type: BookPublisher: San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books LLC, Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781452174471; 1452174474.Subject(s): Folklore -- Scandinavia | Scandinavia -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 398.20948
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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 Mythology by Neil Gaiman, and Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-160).
The forest bride -- East of the sun and west of the moon -- The magician's pupil -- Hildur, the queen of the elves -- The widow's son Toller's neighbours -- Mighty Mikko -- Old Nick and the girl -- The way of the world -- Death and the doctor -- "All I possess!" -- The old woman and the tramp -- The honest penny -- The boy who did not know what fear was -- The true bride -- The giant who had no heart -- Jack of Sj�oholm and the Gan-Finn.
"The stories in this collection will sweep you away to the captivating world of Nordic folklore"--Page 4 of cover.