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Tales of the High North - Traditional stories from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark

$28.00

The 17 stories that make up this unmissable collection, magical, funny and exciting at the same time, were translated and transcribed by 19th century scholars and admirably outline the enchanting atmospheres of Nordic folklore. Each story is accompanied by the vivid illustrations of the Finnish artist Ulla Thynell, who with her unique and unmistakable style manages to evoke all the magic of the Northern Lights and the clarity of the frozen lands of the north. Thus the adventures of dragons and princesses, foxes and woodcutters, trolls that haunt the snowy forests and terrifying monsters that roam the open sea come to life. Among evocative environments and almost mystical adventures, a fascinating reconstruction of the Scandinavian tradition emerges: a perfect gift for fans of Nordic culture and lovers of illustrated classics looking for a comforting winter read.

Reasons of interest:

  • The book is part of the same series as Japanese Tales, Celtic Tales, Tales of the Sea and Tales of Ancient Egypt
  • An extraordinary collection of ancient tales from Scandinavian folklore
  • The ideal volume for fans of fairy tales and traditional stories
  • An unmissable work for fans of the Great North and its culture

Size: 19.5 × 23.5 cm
176 PAGES
4 COLOR PRINTING
ISBN 9782889750337
2022

ULLA THYNELL, Finnish artist, illustrator, photographer and graphic designer, lives in Helsinki. His artistic streak is expressed in various fields, from works of mural art to illustrations for a wide range of products: technological accessories, clothing and home furnishings.

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