Book Size: 5.5" x 8.25"

Pages: 288

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566566339

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Release date: 03/01/16

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Hildur, Queen of the Elves and Other Stories

Icelandic Folktales

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About this book

Out of the country's fascinating geography and history emerge a plethora of poetic and imaginative Icelandic legends that hold a particular wary respect of nature, and a wry wisdom at turns gentle and sharp: that we human beings are mere tenants on earth, with no control over weather or ghosts or wild.

On the one hand, these stories come out of the great wellspring of Scandinavian tales that have so influenced the Western imagination: Here are elves and trolls, ghosts, goblins, and monsters; drama and mystery and moral. But Iceland's particular geography, its long nights and savage weather, also led to the development of a unique oral tradition, from which grew the famous Icelandic family sagas and stories.

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About the author

J.M. Bedell is the author and co-lyricist of the children’s musical Mischief and Eve and a full-time writer of fiction and nonfiction for children.

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Author

Bedell, J.M.

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

288

Type

PB

Release date

03/01/16

Author Home

Iceland

Subtitle

Icelandic Folktales

Format

5.5" x 8.25"