Nordic Hero Tales from the Kalevala

James Baldwin

Illustrated by N. C. Wyeth



One of the finest collections of stories from the Finnish epic, the Kalevala, Nordic Hero Tales is filled with heroes, rivals, maidens, gods and goddesses. Centered on the sampo, the magical artifact around which the epic revolves in much the same way as the Ring features in both Wagner’s opera cycle and Tolkien’s Lord of the Ring, these stories speak of the classic struggle of good against evil in ways that are still alive and meaningful today.

Highly recommended for ages 9 and older.

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