From the collection of Peter Christien Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe
Jacob Grimm once said that the Norwegian folk tales “surpass nearly all others.” This collection, long held as a treasure in Norway, justifies that opinion. Within these captivating tales we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and great, mysterious bears; beautiful princesses and country-lads-turned-heroes. Collected here in a sparkling contemporary translation by Pat Shaw Iversen and Carl Norman, these tales brim with the matchless vitality and power of their original telling. Included also are the rich illustrations of Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen.
These tales are a delight to read and delicious to retell!