Scandinavian Studies: Children's Literature

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All books below are 40% off using code MN89290. Code expires July 1, 2022.

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Nils Nils Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire 2021 Spring
A loving tale of a boy who dreams of becoming a cowboy while also embracing his Norwegian heritage
The Journal of Otto Peltonen: A Finnish Immigrant Story The Journal of Otto Peltonen A Finnish Immigrant Story William Durbin 2020 Fall
A portrait of the Finnish immigrant experience in Minnesota during the early twentieth century—now in paperback
A to Zåäö: Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute A to Zåäö Playing with History at the American Swedish Institute Nate Christopherson and Tara Sweeney 2019 Fall
A playful picture-book tour of the Swedish alphabet, in which curious characters explore the American Swedish Institute
The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe 2019 Fall
A new, definitive English translation of the celebrated story collection regarded as a landmark of Norwegian literature and culture
Seven Ways to Trick a Troll Seven Ways to Trick a Troll Lise Lunge-Larsen 2017 Fall
In seven whimsical, entertaining folktales, children discover trolls’ weaknesses, as well as their own strengths
d’Aulaires’ Book of Norwegian Folktales d’Aulaires’ Book of Norwegian Folktales 2016 Spring
A collection of twenty-one classic Norwegian folktales from two Caldecott-honored authors and illustrators
Leif the Lucky Leif the Lucky Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire 2014 Fall
A delightful tale of the young Viking explorer Leif Erikson—the first European to set foot on America, 500 years before Columbus
Ola Ola Edgar Parin d’Aulaire and Ingri d’Aulaire 2013 Fall
A classic that sparked the illustrious careers of two Caldecott-honored authors and illustrators
A Slave’s Tale A Slave’s Tale Erik Christian Haugaard 2013 Fall
The dynamic sequel to Hakon of Rogen’s Saga
Hakon of Rogen’s Saga Hakon of Rogen’s Saga Erik Christian Haugaard 2013 Fall
A widely acclaimed work of historical fiction—back in print
True and Untrue and Other Norse Tales True and Untrue and Other Norse Tales Sigrid Undset, Editor 2013 Spring
Classic Norse folklore handed down from one generation to the next
Happy Times in Norway Happy Times in Norway Sigrid Undset 2013 Spring
Preserving a glorious picture of Norway before the Nazi occupation—from the 1928 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
Sigurd and His Brave Companions: A Tale of Medieval Norway Sigurd and His Brave Companions A Tale of Medieval Norway Sigrid Undset 2013 Spring
A medieval adventure for the ages, now back in print
The Troll With No Heart in His Body and Other Tales of Trolls from Norway The Troll With No Heart in His Body and Other Tales of Trolls from Norway Lise Lunge-Larsen 2013 Spring
An entertaining and wonderfully illustrated compendium of troll lore
Children of the Northlights Children of the Northlights Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire 2012 Fall
A spellbinding evocation and celebration of Sami people and culture from two Caldecott-honored authors and illustrators

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