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Nordic Tales

Nordic Tales

Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark

By Chronicle Books, Illustrations by Ulla Thynell


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Trolls haunt the snowy forests, and terrifying monsters roam the open sea.

A young woman journeys to the end of the world, and a boy proves he knows no fear.

This collection of 16 traditional tales transports readers to the enchanting world of Nordic folklore. Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the 19th century, and presented here unabridged, the stories are by turns magical, hilarious, cozy, and chilling. They offer a fascinating view into Nordic culture and a comforting wintertime read. Ulla Thynell's glowing contemporary illustrations accompany each tale, conjuring dragons, princesses, and the northern lights. This special gift edition features an embossed, textured case and a ribbon marker.

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Size: 7 1/2 x 9 in;
Pages: 168 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2019
ISBN: 9781452174471
Ulla Thynell is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer based in Helsinki, Finland.

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