Reader Review: Nordic Tales | Daniel Boone Regional Library

Reader Review: Nordic Tales

Editor’s note: This reader review was submitted as part of Adult Summer Reading. We will be sharing more throughout the rest of the year. 

Nordic Tales” is a collection of folktales from several Nordic countries Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark accompanied by beautiful illustrations of the tales. There’s a mouse turning into a princess and a polar bear into a prince and a boy who feels no fear.

Some of these tales have familiar threads after all, Hans Christian Andersen was Danish and many folk and fairy tales have similar themes. But many of these were very different from the stories I grew up reading. I greatly enjoyed them.

Three words that describe this book: fantastical, charming, traditional

You might want to pick this book up if: you love fairy tales and are looking for something beyond Hans Christian Andersen or the Grimm brothers.

-Katherine

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