Norwegian Trolls and Other Tales Author:Florence Ekstrand "Here is a book that goes "back to basics" with tales of trolls and other creatures straight from Norway's ancient folk literature. — Stories from the Samlede Eventyr of Norway's greatest collector of folk tales, Peter Christen Asbjornsen, also offer revealing glimpses of the storyteller himself as he roamed the isolated valleys of the north. — He... more »re, too, for the first time in English are haunting, evocative stories from the pen of artist Theodor Kittlesen, along with the illustrations that grew out of his wild and vivid imagination.
Asbjornsen and Kittlesen were two of a number of Norwegian folklorists in the late 1800s who rescued the old "stories of the people" from oblivion, thus preserving a bright world of fantasy for future generations. Truly, they deserve to take their place among Norway's national treasures.
Translations and the first section of the book are by Florence Ekstrand, author of several books on Scandinavian heritage.