Norwegian Troll Tales
by Joanne Asala
In the days now long departed, so far back that no one can quite say when, the trolls came to the land of Norway and they have been trouble ever since! Feature stories and poems by well-known Norwegian writers, including Peter Asbjornsen, Jorgen Moe, Henrik Ibsen, and Jonas Lie. Learn about thousands of trolls who have immigrated to America. Part II relates the adventures...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published July 30th 2005 by Penfield Books
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I picked this book up at the Norway pavilion in the World Showcase of Epcot Center when we visited Disney World last year. According to the most ancient Norse myths, when the Earth was created from the fallen body of the slain giant Ymir, the maggots which emerged from his corpse were transformed by magic into the light elves and dark elves, and most of the trolls belong to the latter. There are many kinds of trolls in Norway, some ugly and others deceptively beautiful, but the vast majority are...more