Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland PDF Book by Anonymous, Claire Booss PDF ePub

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

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4.19138 votes • 12 reviews
Published 26 Oct 1988
Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland.pdf
Format Hardcover
Pages666
Edition1
Publisher Crown Publishers
ISBN 0517436205
ISBN139780517436202
Languageeng



A collection of folk literature from five countries, with illustrations by native artists.

Scandinavian Folk & Fairy Tales: Tales From Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland Reviews

Pat
- Minneapolis, MN
5
Mon, 14 Jan 2019

Ben
- Northfield, MN
5
Wed, 05 Oct 2016

Kathy A. Blouin
- The United States
4
Sat, 08 Jul 2017

Valerie
- Prince George, BC, Canada
5
Thu, 31 Dec 2009

Kira
- The United States
4
Wed, 23 Jan 2019

I enjoyed reading all these different folk and fairytales, and comparing them was quite interesting. For example, in all these Scandinavian tales, it's not love that transforms a creature back into a prince, it's murder. Specifically, cutting his head off. How weird is that? Also, they have a thing about swan-selkies.
In the tales from Norway, my favorites were "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," "The Honest Penny," and "Boots and the Beasts." From Sweden, "What Shall Baby's Name Be?" was definitely calling me out, while I enjoyed "The Ten Fairy Servants" and "The Werwolf" best. Denmark had a whole section of stories from my boy Hans Christian Andersen, whom I love, with favorites like "The Wild Swans," "The Elf of the Rose," "The Little Mermaid," "The Nightingale," and "The Marsh King's Daughter." From Finland, I best liked "Vaino and the Swan Princess," "The Mouse Bride," and "Jurma and the Sea God." Finally, Iceland's tales struck me as the most simplistic, but I quite liked "Hildur, the Queen of the Elves."

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