The Swedish Fairy Book

Once upon a time there was a poor widow, who found an egg under a pile of brush as she was gathering kindlings in the forest.

The Swedish Fairy Book

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465534660

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Once upon a time there was a poor widow, who found an egg under a pile of brush as she was gathering kindlings in the forest. She took it and placed it under a goose, and when the goose had hatched it, a little boy slipped out of the shell. The widow had him baptized Knös, and such a lad was a rarity; for when no more than five years old he was grown, and taller than the tallest man. And he ate in proportion, for he would swallow a whole batch of bread at a single sitting, and at last the poor widow had to go to the commissioners for the relief of the poor in order to get food for him. But the town authorities said she must apprentice the boy at a trade, for he was big enough and strong enough to earn his own keep. So Knös was apprenticed to a smith for three years. For his pay he asked a suit of clothes and a sword each year: a sword of five hundredweights the first year, one of ten hundredweights the second year, and one of fifteen hundredweights the third year. But after he had been in the smithy only a few days, the smith was glad to give him all three suits and all three swords at once; for he smashed all his iron and steel to bits. Knös received his suits and swords, went to a knight's estate, and hired himself out as a serving-man. Once he was told to go to the forest to gather firewood with the rest of the men, but sat at the table eating long after the others had driven off and when he had at last satisfied his hunger and was ready to start, he saw the two young oxen he was to drive waiting for him. But he let them stand and went into the forest, seized the two largest trees growing there, tore them out by the roots, took one tree under each arm, and carried them back to the estate. And he got there long before the rest, for they had to chop down the trees, saw them up and load them on the carts. On the following day Knös had to thresh. First he hunted up the largest stone he could find, and rolled it around on the grain, so that all the corn was loosened from the ears. Then he had to separate the grain from the chaff. So he made a hole in each side of the roof of the barn, and stood outside the barn and blew, and the chaff and straw flew out into the yard, and the corn remained lying in a heap on the floor. His master happened to come along, laid a ladder against the barn, climbed up and looked down into one of the holes. But Knös was still blowing, and the wind caught his master, and he fell down and was nearly killed on the stone pavement of the court. "He's a dangerous fellow," thought his master. It would be a good thing to be rid of him, otherwise he might do away with all of them; and besides, he ate so that it was all one could do to keep him fed. So he called Knös in, and paid him his wages for the full year, on condition that he leave. Knös agreed, but said he must first be decently provisioned for his journey. So he was allowed to go into the store-house himself, and there he hoisted a flitch of bacon on each shoulder, slid a batch of bread under each arm, and took leave. But his master loosed the vicious bull on him. Knös, however, grasped him by the horns, and flung him over his shoulder, and thus he went off. Then he came to a thicket where he slaughtered the bull, roasted him and ate him together with a batch of bread. And when he had done this he had about taken the edge off his hunger.

Swedish Fairy Book

And this is one reason, perhaps, why they should appeal to young readers- by instinct takes kindly to that which is straightforward and sincere, in the realm of Swedish fairy tale as in life itself.

Swedish Fairy Book

Author: Elena Grand

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537589565

Page: 210

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The following volume of Swedish fairy-tales represents a careful choice, after the best original sources, of those examples of their kind which not only appeared most colorful and entertaining, but also most racially Swedish in their flavor. The wealth of material available has made it possible to give due representation to most types of fairy-tales, from the stories of older origin, the tales of giant, troll, and werewolf, to such delightful tales as "Lasse, My Thrall", and "The Princess and the Glass Mountain," colored with the rich and ornate stylistic garb of medieval chivalric poesy. There has been no attempt to "rewrite" these charming folk-and fairy-tales in the translation. They have been faithfully narrated in the simple, naive manner which their traditional rendering demands.

The Swedish Fairy Book 1921

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

The Swedish Fairy Book  1921

Author: Clara Stroebe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781436607216

Page: 238

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

THE BOOK OF SWEDISH FAIRY TALES

We could carry on waxing lyrical for a lot longer but will leave the discovery of these wonderfully, magical tales to you and your kin. As such, you are invited to download and read this enchanting volumes of Swedish folk and fairy lore.

THE BOOK OF SWEDISH FAIRY TALES

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 8822816706

Page: 224

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This volume of 28 Swedish fairy-tales represents a careful choice of the best examples of Swedish lore and tales. Infused with the Swedish culture, they are the most colorful and entertaining tales to be found, for the fairy-tales of Scandinavia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway, have a distinct local color of their own. Herein you will find 28 children’s stories like the delightful "Lasse, My Thrall", and "The Princess and the Glass Mountain." Of course there are stories of princesses being rescued from ogres and giants like in the story of “Silverwhite And Lillwacker.” There are also stories of the low-born lad who makes good and becomes a king, like that of “The Mount Of The Golden Queen.” But you can’t have a book of tales from the far Northern realms without a story about a “giant, troll and werewolf”, for this is also the land of Beowulf the Vikings. We could carry on waxing lyrical for a lot longer but will leave the discovery of these wonderfully, magical tales to you and your kin. As such, you are invited to download and read this enchanting volumes of Swedish folk and fairy lore.

Great Swedish Fairy Tales

Twenty-one Swedish fairy tales accompanied by John Bauer's paintings and drawings that originally illustrated them.

Great Swedish Fairy Tales

Author: Elsa Olenius

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 238

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Twenty-one Swedish fairy tales accompanied by John Bauer's paintings and drawings that originally illustrated them.

Swedish Folktales and Legends

Presents a collection of more than 150 folktales culled primarily from the Swedish National Folklore Archives and private collections.

Swedish Folktales and Legends

Author: Lone Thygesen Blecher

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780816645756

Page: 383

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"Swedish Folktales and Legends is a diverse and representative collection of stories from Sweden's centuries-old folklore tradition. Ranging from the ribald to the romantic, from the rustic to the mythical, these are lively translations of 150 tales drawn from unique sources including the Swedish National Folklore Archives and numerous private collections, while the humorous and dramatic illustrations are gathered from classic volumes of Swedish folktales. Lone Thygesen Blecher's engaging introduction details the purpose and background of folktales and legends as well as the history of their collection. This distinctive selection presents the storytelling artistry of Sweden's lush folkloric tradition.

Jolly Calle Other Swedish Fairy Tales

Jolly Calle   Other Swedish Fairy Tales

Author: Helena Nyblom

Publisher: Ghose Press

ISBN: 1409764303

Page: 244

View: 703

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Swedish Fairy Tales

A unique blend of enchantment, adventure, comedy and romance make this collection of Swedish fairy tales a treasury in any library.

Swedish Fairy Tales

Author: Nils Gabriel Djurklou (friherre)

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780781807173

Page: 177

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A unique blend of enchantment, adventure, comedy and romance make this collection of Swedish fairy tales a treasury in any library. Originally published by Baron G Djurklou in the 1880s, the tales are written in the dialect of the Swedish peasantry. Hippocrene Books is pleased to bring this 1901 English translations of the Baron's stories back into print for today's readers. The translation retains the humorous and colloquial style of the original 18 stories, and opens up a world of magic talking animals, princesses and princes, trolls and witches endearing and mischievous of all ages.

An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk and Fairy Tales

A centenary gift edition of the bestselling Swedish folk tales anthology by John Bauer, whose artwork has inspired Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Neil Gaiman.

An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk and Fairy Tales

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781782505938

Page: 256

View: 266

A centenary gift edition of the bestselling Swedish folk tales anthology by John Bauer, whose artwork has inspired Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Neil Gaiman.

Swedish Fairy Tales

Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Swedish Fairy Tales

Author: Herman Hofberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783743307537

Page: 228

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Swedish Fairy Tales is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1890. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

Fairy Tales from Sweden

Ten traditional Swedish fairy tales characterized by magic trolls, wood-witches, sea queens and fairies.

Fairy Tales from Sweden

Author: Irma Kaplan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 29

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Ten traditional Swedish fairy tales characterized by magic trolls, wood-witches, sea queens and fairies.

A Swedish Christmas Fairy Tale

The rights to the fairy tales are held by the author's granddaughter, Emilia Lund, who lives a reclusive life in Sweden and has steadfastly refused to talk to anyone about the rights for the last several years.

A Swedish Christmas Fairy Tale

Author: A E Radley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781912684489

Page: 296

View: 487

Amber Tate is about to lose her job at a London publishing house. And it's nearly Christmas. Her boss gives her one last chance. Sadly, it's the impossible task of obtaining the rights to the popular Lund Collection of fairy tales. The rights to the fairy tales are held by the author's granddaughter, Emilia Lund, who lives a reclusive life in Sweden and has steadfastly refused to talk to anyone about the rights for the last several years. However, in order to convince her one and only friend that she can be sociable, Emilia agrees to invite Amber - under strict conditions - to the cosy setting of wintry Sweden. They both agree to this vital meeting for their own separate reasons. Except... things never pan out quite as planned, do they?