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Marking Time: The Primstav Murals of Sigmund Aarseth by Kathleen Stokker
With a lively text by Kathleen Stokker, this lavishly illustrated guide to Sigmund Aarseth's vibrant primstav (calendar stick) murals in Vesterheim's Amdal-Odland Heritage Center is a color compendium of Norwegian folklore as well as a study of a contemporary folk-art...
Troll Magic by Theodor Kittelsen
Hidden Folk from the Mountains and Forests of Norway. Translated by Tiina Nunnally. In this book, first published as Troldskab in 1892, Kittelsen spins tales of wonder around creatures rumored to haunt the fields, forests, and waterfalls of Norway. Striding,...
Tales of Valhalla Norse Myths and Legends by Martyn and Hannah Whittock
A vivid retelling of Norse mythology that explores these legendary stories and their significance and influence on the Viking world. The Whittocks have set these rich stories within the context of the wider Viking world. Softcover.
Weird Tales from Northern Seas: Norwegian Legends by Jonas Lie
Weird tales, wild seas! Originally printed in 1893, this second printing of a classic collection of legends transports the reader to a strange, salty world of maelstroms and maleficent spirits, boat builders, and dream-wreckers. Illustrations by Laurence Housman and translated by...
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths
The Caldecott medal-winning d'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun...
Norwegian Folk Tales of Anthon and Gurina Johnson by Jean Russell Larson
Retold by Jean Russell Larson. Illustrations by Penny Follows Frischkorn. Jean Russell Larson presents eight delightful “chimney-corner” tales that have been passed down in her Norwegian family. Softcover.
Treasury of Norse Mythology by Donna Jo Napoli
Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge with illustrations by Christina Balit. Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor,...
Proverbs from the North: Words of Wisdom from the Vikings
Joanne Asala translates this collection of sayings from ancient myths, originally written over a thousand years ago and said to be given by Odin, father of the Norse Gods. The words give a clear picture of the heroic ethics, warrior code,...
Nordic Animal Tales by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin
In this stunning storybook, renowned Finnish author-illustrator Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin retells 26 of her favorite traditional animal tales, illustrated with intricate and characterful artwork. An ideal gift book, An Illustrated Collection of Nordic Animal Tales features foil details, luxury paper, and a ribbon marker....
By the Fire: Sami Folktales and Legends - Collected by Emilie Demant Hatt
The first English publication of Sámi folktales from Scandinavia collected and illustrated in the early twentieth century. Although versions of tales about wizards and magical reindeer from northern Scandinavia are found in European folk and fairytale collections, stories told by...