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Norwegian Folk Tales: From the Collection of Peter Christen Asbj Rnsen, J Rgen Moe (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)

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Long a treasure in Norway, the folktales collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe have been acclaimed for their richness of humor, fullness of life, and depth of understanding since they first appeared in translation more than a hundred years ago. The Norwegian folktales, said Jacob Grimm, “surpass nearly all others.”

 

Within these captivating tales we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and great, mysterious bears; beautiful princesses and country-lads-turned-heroes. Collected here in a sparkling contemporary translation by Pat Shaw Iversen and Carl Norman, these tales brim with the matchless vitality and power of their original telling. Included also are the wonderfully evocative original illustrations of Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen.

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Collected here in a contemporary translation. With these tales we meet witches, trolls and ogres, sly foxes and mysterious bears, beautiful princesses and country lads turned heroes. Includes illustrations.

About the Author

Boyhood friends Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe discovered an interest in folktales in common, and were inspired by the German Grimm brothers to collect and publish their favorite homeland tales. The first volume of collected Norwegian Folktales was published in 1845, and became exceedingly popular. Asbjørnsen was born in 1812 in Christiana (Oslo) and became a teacher. Moe was born on a farm in Ringerike, and continued his family trade.

Table of Contents

  1. Norwegian folk tales and their illustrators /Pat Shaw
  2. Boys who met the trolls in the Hedal Woods /Asbj²rsen
  3. Seventh father of the house /Asbj²rsen
  4. Parson and the sexton /Asbj²rsen and J²rgen Moe
  5. Ash lad who made the princess say, "you're a liar!" /Asbj²rsen
  6. Taper-Tom who made the princess laugh /Asbj²rsen and J²rgen Moe
  7. Charcoal burner /Asbj²rsen
  8. Three princesses in the Mountain-in-the-blue /Asbj²rsen and Moltke Moe
  9. Golden bird /Asbj²rsen
  10. Squire's bride /Asbj²rsen
  11. Little Freddie and his fiddle /Asbj²rsen
  12. Soria Moria Castle /Asbj²rsen
  13. Princess who always had to have the last word /Asbj²rsen and Moltke Moe
  14. Ash lad who had an eating match with the troll /J²rgen Moe
  15. Companion /Asbj²rsen
  16. Butterball /Asbj²rsen
  17. Ram and the pig who went into the woods to live by themselves /Asbj²rsen
  18. Fox as shepherd /Asbj²rsen
  19. Mill that grinds at the bottom of the sea /J²rgen Moe
  20. Old woman against the stream /Asbj²rsen
  21. Hare who had been married /Asbj²rsen
  22. House mouse and the country mouse /Asbj²rsen
  23. Bear and the fox who made a bet /Asbj²rsen
  24. Squire Per /J²rgen Moe
  25. Key in the distaff /Asbj²rsen
  26. Boy with the beer keg /Asbj²rsen
  27. Cock and the fox /Asbj²rsen
  28. Not driving and not riding /Asbj²rsen
  29. Golden castle that hung in the air /Asbj²rsen
  30. White-bear-king-Valemon /Asbj²rsen --"Good day, fellow!" "Axe handle!" /Asbj²rsen
  31. Tabby who was such a glutton /Asbj²rsen
  32. Devil and the bailiff /Asbj²rsen
  33. Ash lad and the good helpers /Asbj²rsen
  34. Gudbrand of the Hillside /J²rgen Moe
  35. Twelve wild ducks /Asbj²rsen.

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SerenaConcertina, May 18, 2009 (view all comments by SerenaConcertina)
I first discovered this book at my local library.
My daughter & I were seeking folk tales from Norway, as we both have an admiration for such.
We couldn't have been more pleased by the contents & gained hours of enjoyment together reading them aloud & putting them to memory. My 7 year old daughter's favorite stories were of The Ash Lad. My personal favorite was The Tabby Who Was Such A Glutton, which had me so amused I found it hard not to laugh, as we own a very gluttonous tabby cat.
I would recommend this book to both young & old.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394710549
Author:
Abjorsen, Peter Christen
Author:
Moe, Jorgen
Author:
Abjorsen, Peter Christen
Author:
Asbjornsen, Peter Christen
Author:
Asbjornsen, Peter C.
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - European
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Norway
Subject:
Folk-lore, norwegian
Subject:
Fairy tales -- Norway.
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. DOE 81-12
Publication Date:
19820831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.1 x 6 x 0.5 in 0.625 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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