Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland (2020)

Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland Anonymous Claire Booss Scandinavian Folk Fairy Tales Tales From Norway Sweden Denmark Finland Iceland A collection of folk literature from five countries with illustrations by native artists
  • Title: Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland
  • Author: Anonymous Claire Booss
  • ISBN: 9780517436202
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland Anonymous Claire Booss A collection of folk literature from five countries, with illustrations by native artists.
Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland Anonymous Claire Booss

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One thought on “Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland

  1. Sara

    This book collects many folk and fairy tales from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland The stories are pulled from the oral tradition and thus vary greatly in length and level of complexity Some are just a quick paragraph with a moral, while others are of a short story length and feature fantastic descriptions, legendary characters, and so on The stories retain an authentic feeling voice I can just picture an 18th century goatherd telling these tales to a visiting folklorist I was part [...]

  2. no_more_color

    Oh, thousands of times have we played on the shore,And caught little fishes dost mind it no We raced with the surf as it rolled at our feet,And the lurking old Merman we always did cheat Yes, much shalt thou think of at my lullaby,Whilst the billows do rock and the breezes do sigh.Who sits now and weeps o er thy cheeks It is sheWho gave thee her soul, and whose soul lived in thee But once as an eider duck homeward I cameThou didst lie neath a rock, with thy rifle didst aim In my breast thou did [...]

  3. Lock

    Great stories, and while the introduction describes Christianity as the early and prime faith of Scandinavia, some do retain elements of the pre Christian folk spirituality Its a pretty extensive collection The organization is by country, which allows interesting characterization of the various cultures of the region.

  4. Robert Costic

    This makes a good reference book but I don t see it as something to read cover to cover There are a huge number of tales, and with the exception of a few by Andersen they are told in the vernacular, which can grow tiring after a while.

  5. lisa

    This was ok, very dense, and an excellent reference book that I can t bear to let the library get rid of, even though our only copy is falling to pieces, but I think I wanted to read about the mythology of Scandinavia, so this book fell short.

  6. Rebecca

    A wonderful collection of folk and fairy tales you can see the roots of what inspired Tolkien and what continues to inspire Gaiman.

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