Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark (Hardcover)
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A deluxe volume of 16 traditional Nordic folk tales that is sure to impress any fan of cultural and mythological literature with impactful and stunning illustrations by contemporary artist Ulla Thynell.
Welcome to a world of mystical adventure—where trolls haunt the snowy forests, terrifying monsters roam the open sea, a young woman journeys to the end of the world, and a boy proves he knows no fear.
Translated and transcribed by folklorists in the 19th century, this collection of traditional tales from the enchanting world of Nordic folklore comes to life with glowing contemporary illustrations that conjure dragons, princesses, and the northern lights. At once magical, hilarious, cozy, and chilling, Nordic Tales will enthrall fairy tale fans and captivate those interested in the rich history of Nordic culture.
POPULAR SERIES: Designed for diehard fairy tale and folklore lovers, the Tales series gives new life to traditional stories. In addition to Nordic Tales, discover Ghostly Tales, Tales of Japan, Celtic Tales, Tales of India, Tales of East Africa, and more.
BEAUTIFUL GIFT: With its bold hardcover design, a satin ribbon page marker, and a striking full-page illustration for each story, Nordic Tales makes an impressive gift. Perfect for fans of fairy tales, ghost stories, Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Chinese mythology, Celtic mythology, and folklore and cultural studies from around the globe.
READERS LOVE IT: With hundreds of 5-star ratings, reviewers rave that this "absolutely beautiful book" is "a wonderful compilation."
- Collectors of illustrated classics or artfully designed books
- Anyone who enjoys timeless stories, from the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm to Egyptian mythology to Greek classics
- Adding to the shelf alongside books like D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, Stephen Fry’s Greek Mythology trilogy (Mythos, Heroes, Troy), or Madeline Miller's Circe and Song of Achilles
About the Author
Ulla Thynell is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer based in Helsinki, Finland.
Holiday Gift Pick "Does anyone ever outgrow fairy tales? "Nordic Tales" and "Tales of Japan" are the latest installments in Chronicle's handsomely illustrated series of traditional folk stories. It's the sort of volume that will age with readers."
"Anthologies like this are magical. The beautiful pictures make the dark nights seem bearable, and possibly even a bit special. Reading this every evening made me want to curl up in front of a log fire and sink deeper into the words. The perfect present for a winter celebration, or the perfect treat to ease yourself into the cold weather."
Holiday gift pick "...filled with fascinating folklore from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark."