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Lavishly illustrated Sami folk tales get new life

By Amy Goetzman
MinnPost

daulaire_children coverFolk tales and myths may have come from ancient oral traditions, but it takes a great illustration to give these stories lasting power in today’s highly visual culture.

Between 1930 and 1976, artists Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire brought to vivid life stories from Greek, Roman and Norse mythology, as well as Bible stories and folk and tall tales from the North American frontier in a collection of 20 children’s books that are enjoying a renaissance of popularity.

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