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A beautiful new edition of retellings - including legends from Norse mythology and a selection of fairy tales from Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Enjoy a rich collection of folktales, myths and legends from Scandinavia, retold for young readers with charm, warmth and gentle humour by Anika Hussain, an author born and raised in Stockholm. This book contains traditional favourites, including the legends of Norse gods Loki and Thor and the fairy tales Little Thumbelina and The Three Billy Goats Gruff, with a host of other Scandinavian stories to discover.

  • Includes 20 Norse and Scandinavian folktales, myths and legends in a perfect, child-friendly package.

  • Part of the Scholastic Classics collection: introducing generations of book lovers to timeless stories, repackaged especially for young readers

  • Classic stories told from a modern perspective

"Here is a wonderful selection of tales – some familiar and some new to me – perfect for enjoying solo, or sharing at bedtime or in class, which will delight readers young and old as they discover both traditional Norse mythology and a variety of stories from across Denmark, Sweden and Norway, including some from world-famous writer Hans Christian Andersen as well as writers that will be new to most readers.

With each tale preceded by a short introduction and a beautiful picture from illustrator Kate Forrester to whet the appetite, this is a great read that I very much enjoyed – ideal for children in Year 4 upwards – and is one that readers will turn to again and again, either to enjoy in its entirety or to dip in and out of to revisit favourite stories."

J Sydney, Amazon Customer Review

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