Swedish Fairy Tales (Paperback)
These are stories filled with wicked magicians, troublesome trolls, teasing magpies, and solemn tomtar. In Swedish fairy tales, frogs become beautiful fairy girls, troll girls marry troll princes, kings transform into woodcutters, and little boys go searching for adventure in the forest. This collection of twenty-one marvelous tales includes:
The Seven Wishes
The Trolls and the Youngest Tomte
Leap the Elk and Little Princess Cottongrass
And many more
These stories are clever and fun, full of adventure and magic. A world of wonder and mystery is brought to life by the spellbinding art of one of the world’s greatest illustrators of fairy tales, John Bauer. His big-nosed, good-natured trolls are sure to delight, while his heroes and heroines shine brightly, bringing hope and goodness to dark places.
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About the Author
Holger Lundbergh is the grandson of the famous Danish storyteller Helena Nyblom. He has published numerous articles and a book of poetry, as well as translations from Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
John Bauer illustrated the work of nearly all well-known Swedish storytellers, many of whom appear in this book. He died at the age of thirty-six in 1918.
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