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Children of the Northlights (Hardback)
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Children of the Northlights (Hardback)

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Hardback 40 Pages / Published: 11/09/2012
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From the beloved authors of D\u2019Aulaires\u2019 Book of Norse Myths and other classics comes a new edition of one of Ingri and Edgar Parin d\u2019Aulaires\u2019s most beguiling children\u2019s books. Long out of print, Children of the Northlights introduces readers young and old to siblings Lise and Lasse and to the captivating Sami people and culture of northern Scandinavia. At times mischievous and at others quite courageous, Lisa and Lasse, and their Sami culture, are brought brilliantly to life in the d\u2019Aulaires\u2019 illustrations.This remarkable sister and brother live at the very top of Norway-to Lise and Lasse, seemingly at the very top of the world. All bundled up against the polar winter in their coats of fur and furry shoes, they look at times like two little bears rolling in the snow. Beneath the bright dancing of the northern lights, we follow Lise and Lasse as they enjoy the long winter days and polar nights: playing pranks on their family, chasing and playing with their reindeer Silverside and Snowwhitedeer, skiing, taking hot saunas to stay clean, and staying warm while snowstorms rage across the land. Lise and Lasse hunker down in their warm tent and wait for the sun to return, which, of course, it always does. When the sun comes back in spring, it\u2019s time to go to school in the village (which Lise and Lasse happily do only after instructing their dogs to take very good care of Silverside and Snowwhitedeer while they\u2019re away).Inspired directly by a remarkable journey the d\u2019Aulaires took to northern Europe and their time spent among the Sami, Children of the Northlights is a brightly illustrated portrait and celebration of the Sami people, culture, and snow-covered landscapes of the frozen north, from two of the twentieth century\u2019s greatest storytellers.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816679232
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 298 x 215 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The loveliest book the d'Aulaires have given us . . . a book to own and cherish." -Library Journal

"A distinguished book full of color, fun, and the charm of ways that are just different enough to be fascinating." -Horn Book Magazine

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