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span 2017 Book Excellence Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction Trolls and Hidden Folk are a part of daily life in Iceland This collection of Icelandicfolklore and legends comes from the days of the Vikings The twenty five short stories arecenturies old and have beenupdated for todays readers of all ages Children and adults alike will love to delve intothis fantastic collection of traditional Icelandic fairy tales and legends These short stories of trolls, elves with magical powers, and Hidden Peoplehave beenpassed down from generation to generation First written down a hundreds ofyears ago, the stories are now brought together and updated for a modern audience, so now you too can read about the trolls who freely roamedIceland,the race of Hidden People with strong magical powers and of the four powerful beings who still protect Iceland from invaders to this day Packed full of fascinating myths, this collection of folklore is a must for anyone wanting to discovera world ofmermaids and mermen, giants, shape shifting seals and dragons in disguise....

Title : The Guardians of Iceland and Other Icelandic Folk Tales
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Language : English
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Number of Pages : 133 pages
File Size : 2123 KB
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The Guardians of Iceland and Other Icelandic Folk Tales Reviews

  • Maya A.
    2019-02-17 19:39

    I started this book and just didn't enjoy the writing at all. I really liked that the authors used phonetics to help teach readers an approximated pronunciation of the Icelandic words and place names, but the style of writing was so dull I didn't want to read the whole thing. I think the authors wanted to make the stories accessible to children and mistakenly assumed they needed to dumb down the storytelling style. The writing is too clumsy and matter of fact for fairy stories. The imagery that helps bring fairy tales to life are too watered down and pragmatically described to evoke the necessary feeling of magic. Sorry to say it, I think they worked hard on this book, but will be looking for a different compilation of Icelandic stories.

  • Mandy Shuler
    2019-02-02 00:21

    Great short stories. Writing could be slightly improved, but overall a great book!

  • Al
    2019-02-16 20:26

    I wish I'd read this before going to Iceland. This book is well written and a lot of fun to read. Great collection of stories!!

  • Chicago, IL
    2019-02-11 21:29

    I love the illistrations

  • K. Yip
    2019-02-02 19:21

    Brief, short stories. needs some insights.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-02-03 01:28

    Purchased as a gift. Looks intriguing.

  • lea
    2019-02-19 20:39

    Love these stories :)