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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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Children's Literature
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)
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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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Scandinavian Literature

(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
Harry Refsal,
Sterling, 1992.
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
Beatrice Ojakangas,
Little Brown, 1988
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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
The Emigrants
Unto a Good Land
The Settlers
The Last Letter Home
Vilhelm Moberg,
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

 giants in the Earth
Ole Rølvaag's historical fiction about the struggles of Norwegian immigrants to the Midwest
Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the Prairie
Peder Victorious
Their Father's God
The Boat of Longing

Bridal Wreath
A Land to Call Home
Kristin Lavransdatter
Red River of the North The Master of Hestviken
by Sigrid Undset
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 Cross
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 Axe
The Snake Pit
In the Wilderness
The Son Avenger
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