|ScandinaviUS is pleased to present books on Scandinavian literature for children along with selected books about the countries and cultures of Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
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Astrid Lindgren Choose from the Pippi & Lotta series, The Tomten & Pippi VHS video tapes.
Jan Brett, Select from a series of beautifully illustrated troll stories.
Tove Jansson, Moomintroll series, always a delight to read.
Kirsten: An American Girl series.
Elsa Beskow Choose from several of her beautifully illustrated children's books. (Preschool)
Maj Lindman Flicka, Ricka and Dicka series. (Ages 4-8 )
The Elephant Prince: Inspired by an Old Nordic Tale (A Dream Maker Story), Flavia Weedn, Lisa Weedn Gilbert, Hyperion, 1995. Ages 4-8. A poor man wins the heart of a princess, beautiful illustrations.
3 Billy Goats Gruff, Ted Dewan, Scholastic, 1995. Ages 4-8. Classic folk tale.
Viking (Eyewitness Books), Susan Margeson, Peter Anderson, Sue Margeson, Random Library, 1994. For ages 9-12. A nicely illustrated history of the Vikings, ship construction and how Leif Erikson discovered America.
Myths of the Norsemen (Puffin Classic), Roger Lancelyn Green, Ages 9-12
|Enchantment of the World
Children's Press. Ages 9-12.
|Cultures of the World
Marshall Cavendish Corp.
Sweden (new publication due April 1998)
The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, Selma Lagerlof, Dover, 1995. Ages 4-8. Nils learns kindness and wisdom as he travels on the back of the goose, Akka.
Linnea's Almanac, by Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson (Illustrator), Farrar Straus & Giroux,1989.
Mama's Bank Account, Kathryn Forbes, Harcourt Brace, 1968. The book is the basis of the movie and play "I Remember Mama." Represents Americanization of a Norwegian family living in San Francisco in the first half of 1900's.
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(Historical fiction, art, country and culture of Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Scandinavian cooking and design).
|Country Living Scandinavia:
Country by Design
Editors of Country Living,
Hearst Books, 1997.
Book focuses on arts and crafts of Scandinavia with over 200 color photos.
|Scandinavia Living Design
Elizabeth Gaynor, Kari Haavisto,
Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1994.
The natural beauty and light in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland are captured in over 400 photos.
|Woodcarving in the Scandinavian Style
Covers history of woodcarving, some artists, how to lessons and patterns for woodcarving.
|Best of Scandinavian Cooking: Danish, Norwegian and Swedish,
Shirley Sarvis, Barbara Scott O'Neil, Hippocrene Books, 1997.
|The Great Scandinavian Baking Book
Little Brown, 1988
The World of Carl Larsson, Carl Larsson, Gorel Cavalli-Bjorkman, Bo Lindwall, Green Tiger Press, 1993. (back order )
Swedish Mentality, Åke Daun, Jan Teeland, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996. Examines factors that contribute to and define a Swedish cultural pattern.
Swedish Folk Art: All Tradition is Change, Barbro Klein, Mats Widblom, Harry Abrams Pub, 1995.
Old Swedish Quilts, Asa Wettre, Lena Nessle, Interweave Pr, 1996.
Swedish-American Landmarks: Where to Go and What to See, Alan Winquist, Swedish Council of America, 1995.
|The Emigrant Novels
Unto a Good Land
The Last Letter Home
Minnesota Historical Society, 1995.
The story of Karl Oskar and Kristina who leave their home in Sweden in search of a better life in America. A great work covering the hardships of the Swedish immigrants to Minnesota beginning in 1850.
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Living in Norway, Elisabeth Holte, Solvi DOS Santos, Abbeville Press, Inc., 1993.
Myths of the Norsemen: from the Eddas and Sagas, H.A. Guerber, Dover Pubns, 1992.
Norwegian Folk Art: The Migration of a Tradition, Marion Nelson, Museum of American Folk Art, Abbeville Press, 1996. Norwegian crafts and designs are studied, from the 1500s to the 20th century, over 200 color photos. Beautiful book. Hardcover | Paperback | VHS Tape
||Ole Rølvaag's historical fiction about the struggles of Norwegian immigrants to the Midwest|
|Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie
Their Father's God
The Boat of Longing
||Red River of the North||The Master of Hestviken|
||by Lauraine Snelling||by Sigrid Undset|
|1928 Nobel Prize winner, writes narrative about a woman's life (romance and struggles) in medieval Norway. Rich in detail.||Captures the struggles of early Norwegian Americans and their pioneer life on the frontier of the North Dakota prairie.||A historical fiction series on the middle ages in Norway.|
|Kristin Lavransdatter (Vol 1-3) (The Bridal Wreath, The Mistress of Husaby, The Cross)
The Bridal Wreath
The Mistress of Husaby
The Wreath (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics, a new translation)
|Vol 1-3: (An Untamed Land, A New Day Rising, A Land to Call Home)
An Untamed Land
A New Day Rising
A Land to Call Home.
The Snake Pit
In the Wilderness
The Son Avenger