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The Land of Long Ago

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  92 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews


Kelly and Kai love to play on the gnarled old tree trunk outside their cottage in the woods. Sometimes it becomes a horse, sometimes a crocodile, and sometimes even a dragon.

One day a mischievous gnome brings the tree trunk to life, and the children are whisked off to the Land of Long Ago on the back of the old tree dragon. On their incredible journey, Kelly and Kai meet
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Floris Books (first published 1923)
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Miriam
Apr 26, 2016 Miriam rated it really liked it
Adventure, time-travel, romance, educational theory, class prejudice, practical jokes gone awry... for a short picture book with no excess of verbiage there is certainly a lot going on in this little book!



This book was published almost a century ago now. A friend had a first edition, inherited from his late grandmother, but discovered when he opened it that he no longer remember any Swedish, so I bought him the English version. As far as he could recall it was the same.
Andre
May 06, 2012 Andre rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids
Definitely dated - but lovely illustrations and high adventure for everyone. Beskow is racially insensitive to trolls and doesn't know that little girls can be knights now too, but this was written in the 1920's long before we had more enlightened views of the fantasy genre.
Christine Turner
Kelly and Kai love to play on the gnarled old tree trunk outside their cottage in the woods: sometimes it becomes a horse, sometimes a crocodile and sometimes even a dragon. One day a mischievous gnome makes the tree trunk come to life, and the children are whisked off to the Land of Long Ago on the back of the old tree dragon. On their incredible journey Kelly and Kai meet a princess, rescue a knight and trick the king of the trolls. But will the old tree dragon stay alive long enough to bring ...more
Jessica
Apr 07, 2014 Jessica rated it it was ok
Unsure of this book. Involves tricking a troll for a key, singing & caressing the dirty troll to get the key away. A little strange.
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Classic fairy tale.
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