A new centenary gift edition of the much-loved collection of folk and fairy tales from Sweden, illustrated by acclaimed artist John Bauer.
From good natured Scandinavian trolls through giants, tomtes, shepherd boys and princesses, the twenty-three classic stories by well-known authors such as Elsa Beskow and Anna Wahlenberg are delightfully told, full of adventure and magic with clever, resourceful children outwitting fairytale villains.
John Bauer's art -- renowned for its detail, character and subtle humour -- has never looked more luminous and evocative than in this gorgeously produced edition. Twenty extra pictures have been added along with a wonderful illustrated biography of Bauer, celebrating his work and life one hundred years after his premature death. The book has a foiled cover and ribbon marker, perfect for gifting.
This treasury will be cherished for generations to come and loved by children, parents and grandparents alike.
Table of Contents
Trolls & Tomtes
1.When Mother Troll Took in the King’s Washing - Elsa Beskow
2.The Trolls and the Youngest Tomte - Alfred Smedberg
3.The Troll Ride - Anna Wahlenberg
4.The Four Big Trolls and Little Peter Pastureman - Cyrus Granér
5.The Crofters and the Gnomes - Anna Wahlenberg
6.The Old Troll of Big Mountain - Anna Wahlenberg
7.The Changelings - Helena Nyblom
Brave Girls & Boys
1.The Boy and the Trolls - Walter Stenström
2.The Barrel Stopper - Anna Wahlenberg
3.Bella’s Glorious Adventure - Helena Nyblom
4.The Magician’s Cape - Anna Wahlenberg
5.Dag, Daga and the Flying Troll of Sky Mountain - Harald Östenson
6.The Boy Who Was Never Afraid - Alfred Smedberg
7.The Golden Key - W.E. Björk
8.Leap the Elk and Little Princess Cottongrass - Helge Kjellin
Kings & Queens
1.The Ring - Helena Nyblom
2.The King’s Choice - Anna Wahlenberg
3.The Queen’s Pearl Necklace - Anna Wahlenberg
4.The Maiden in the Castle of Rosy Clouds - Harald Östenson
5.Linda-Gold and the Old King - Anna Wahlenberg
6.The Prince Without a Shadow - Jeanna Oterdahl
7.The Queen - Anna Wahlenberg