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Swedish Fairy Tales

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Wicked magicians, angry trolls, mysterious elves, and nimble gnomes are just a few of the characters that make up this charming collection of twenty-nine Swedish fairytales. Tales of knights in search of princesses, forest creatures frequenting caverns, and wish-granting fairies are told in the spirit of tradition and imagination in this anthology. The enchanted world of f ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Perseus Distribution Services (first published August 1st 2010)
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Perry Whitford
Like many, I suspect, my idea of a Troll was very much the contemporary one of an ugly, malevolent giant. As this collection of authentic swedish fairy tales proves, this is a narrow and inaccurate view. Trolls are, rather, Scandinavian fairies, and as such are more commonly short in stature, black with big mouths, full of magic and good as well as bad.

Generally though, you don't want to trifle with a Troll. Even acquiring their treasure often leads to trouble. Occasionally though they can be be
Kim Olson
I picked up this collection of fairy tales at a Swedish culture fair, and I'm glad I did. Some of the country's most popular fairytale writers of a century ago, like Anna Wahlenberg and Alfred Smedberg, spin tales of noble knights and fairminded princesses, ne'er-do-well trolls and guardian tomtes. My favorites were The Magpie with Salt on Her Tail (about a crafty magpie and a young boy who embodies the twin virtues of patience and fortitude), and Stalo and Kauras (about a young Lapp boy who att ...more
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John Bauer (June 4, 1882 – November 20, 1918) was a Swedish painter and illustrator best known for his illustrations of Bland tomtar och troll (Among Gnomes and Trolls). Princess Tuvstarr and the Fishpond (named after Carex cespitosa), painted in 1913, is perhaps Bauer's most notable work.

John Bauer was born and raised in Jönköping with his two brothers and sister, Anna Bauer, whose early death at
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Swedish Folk Tales John Bauers förtrollade sagovärld Great Swedish Fairy Tales Trolle, Wichtel, Königskinder: John Bauers nordische Märchenwelt. Mit ca. 30 Märchen De sprookjeswereld van John Bauer

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