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The Enchanted Wood and Other Tales from Finland (Hardback)
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The Enchanted Wood and Other Tales from Finland (Hardback)

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Hardback 199 Pages / Published: 15/04/1999
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Some of the world's oldest and richest folk traditions come from a country that most Americans know very little about-Finland (or Suomi). The fifth largest country in Europe (in land size), Finland is home to the third true folk epic, The Kalevala (The Land of Heroes). It is a country of lush forests and sparkling clear lakes where, in the northern regions, reindeer still roam. This collection introduces readers to the fascinating culture, history, geology, and folk literature of Finland. After a historical and cultural overview, the authors present 20 representative stories-including ancient tales from The Kalevala, humorous and moral tales (e.g., The Selfish Housewife and The Magic Wish)-and a fictionalized account of a witch trial in the 1600s. Holiday traditions, proverbs and sayings, and traditional recipes embellish this collection and will tantalize and intrigue readers. Color plates illustrate the land, the people, and artistic traditions of this wondrous people.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781563085789
Number of pages: 199
Weight: 643 g
Dimensions: 230 x 185 x 20 mm


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"The book had many elements that would make it a useful tool in a school or library setting...A good introduction to Finnish folklore."-Territorial Tattler
?The book had many elements that would make it a useful tool in a school or library setting...A good introduction to Finnish folklore.?-Territorial Tattler

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