Character-forming moral fables, Viking and Nordic folk and fairy tales take the magic of the natural world and combine it with the practical common sense of the everyday. Good folk are rewarded for their hard work, the honest and the faithful are valued by the gods: treasured tales from Hans Cristian Andersen, such as ‘The Little Match Girl’, and less well known stories such as ‘Katie Woodencloak’ (a Norwegian Version of Cinderella) by Asbjornsen & Moe are some of the heartwarming pieces in this new selection for the modern reader.
|Dimensions||130 × 198 mm|
Jake Jackson is General Editor of The World's Greatest Myths and Legends series, with titles including Myths of Babylon, Indian Myths, Egyptian Myths, Norse Myth and Polynesian Island Myths. He is editor of Myths and Legends and foreword writer for Celtic Myths & Tales. Other related work includes articles on the Philosophy of Time, 'Macbeth, A Gothic Chaos' and William Blake's use of mythology in his visionary literature.