East of the Sun and West of the Moon : Old Tales from the North, Hardback Book

East of the Sun and West of the Moon : Old Tales from the North Hardback

Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

Part of the Calla Editions series

4.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Folklore, myths & legends
  • ISBN: 9781606600030



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There is no other illustrator like Kaye Nielsen. 

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Those are great stories with great morals. My only complaint is that so many of the stories sounded like they were variations of stories that came before.

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I was happily surprised by the easy and conversational tone of the translators. Although these stories feature <i>a lot</i> of repetition - both as a narrative device within each story, and in shared themes when taking the collection as a whole - these are easy to digest and quite fun. There is some truly bizarre imagery - three princess buried up to their necks, a raft made of lions, trolls with any number of improbable heads, etc, etc. Kay Nielsen's beautiful illustrations are endlessly enchanting. The full-colour plates really make this a treasure.

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