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Swedish Folk Tales

John Bauer's original evocative illustrations bring these classic Swedish folk tales to life This collection includes Elsa Be. What an incredibly sumptuous beautiful book The illustrations are touchingly lovely especially those of the trolls And the stories themselves are retold wonderfully well with humor poignancy and sensitivity Even in translation the stories come through marvelously well This book is a real treasure one to cherish and share for years to come

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Erg; The Ring by Helena Nyblom; Stalo and Kauras by PA Lindholm; and The Maiden in the Castle of Rosy Clouds by Harald Ostens. I ve been reading this book for a couple of months The folk tales were great but the illustrations by John Bauer were just wonderful

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Skow's When Mother Troll Took in the King's Washing; The Magician's Cape by Anna Wahlenberg; The Seven Wishes by Alfred Smedb. A gorgeous tome containing twenty nine enchanting fantastical and mesmerizing folk and fairy tales Swedish Folk Tales most certainly delivers what it advertises The stories were written by several different authors Anna Wahlenberg being the most featured one and illustrated by famous Swedish artist John BauerJohn Bauer s drawings truly bring the stories alive as he has the ability to depict both the captivating beauty and strange horror of all the personages and creatures inhabiting the Swedish folk tales and legends that are described in this storybook His illustrations are one of the most defining aspects of Swedish fairy tales in general and form the heart of Swedish Folk Tales as well and rightly so It gives the reader a nice look into Bauer s illustrative collectionProminently featured in these tales are trolls unsuspecting poor youths changelings lovely princesses gnomes brave heroes creatures of the sea rich kings and ueens treasure and lots and lots of mountains This book offers the reader a look into Swedish folklore that goes deeper than just the surface and is a prime example of the most famous tales available My personal favourite is The Prince Without A Shadow by Jeanna OterdahlFor those of you looking for a bit information on the authors of the tales Swedish Folk Tales features stories by Elsa Beskow Anna Wahlenberg Alfred Smedberg Helge Kjellin Cyrus Gran r Helena Nyblom PA Lindholm Jeanna Oterdahl Walter Strenstr m Harald stenson WE Bj rk and Einar RosenborgRecommended for those interested in Swedish folklore and legends and wish to read a few prime examples of it and for anybody who loves fairy tales This book will be a very proper addition to your collection


About the Author: John Bauer

John Bauer June 4 1882 – November 20 1918 was a Swedish painter and illustrator best known for his illustrations of Bland tomtar och troll Among Gnomes and Trolls Princess Tuvstarr and the Fishpond named after Carex cespitosa painted in 1913 is perhaps Bauer's most notable workJohn Bauer was born and raised in Jönköping with his two brothers and sister Anna Bauer whose early death at



10 thoughts on “Swedish Folk Tales

  1. says:

    An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Folk Tales and Fairy Tales As the title suggests this book is a treasure trove of folk and fairy tales from Sweden illustrated by acclaimed artist John Bauer From Trolls to Tomtes elves from brave kings and princesses the book features twenty three classic stories full of adventure and magic writte

  2. says:

    ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Thank youDark fairytales wonderfully illustrated I'll d

  3. says:

    What an incredibly sumptuous beautiful book The illustrations are touchingly lovely especially those of the trolls And the stories themselves are retold wonderfully well with humor poignancy and sensitivity Even in translation the stories come through marvelously well This book is a real treasure one to cherish and share for years to come

  4. says:

    I am a collector of fairy tales and this is a lovely sumptuous book illustrated by the incomparable John Bauer And the Swedish tales are truly delightful one of the best bodies of national folk lore I've had the privilege of reading I'll be roo

  5. says:

    I found this book through betterworldbookscom I love John Bauer and have admired many of these illustrations for years without realizing that they were illustrations of actual stories I'm trying to draw my reading out by reading one story a day I am in love with this book

  6. says:

    A gorgeous tome containing twenty nine enchanting fantastical and mesmerizing folk and fairy tales Swedish Folk Tales most certainly delivers what it advertises The stories were written by several different authors Anna Wahlenberg being the most featured one and illustrated by famous Swedish artist John BauerJohn Bauer’s drawings truly brin

  7. says:

    This one is a 35 almost a 4 for me and I confess to being charmed by all 22 of the stories in this collection The book jacket declares the accompanying artwork to be sumptuous and I would not dispute that The details in those images

  8. says:

    I've been reading this book for a couple of months The folk tales were great but the illustrations by John Bauer were just wonderful

  9. says:

    I read these stories over the course of a few months The book was a generous early birthday gift and it was on my wishlist because it was beautifully illustrated by John Bauer Bauer's influence is clearly seen in the gorgeous work of Brian Froud the reknowned illustrator who worked with Henson on Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal ca

  10. says:

    The illustrations are so beautiful Even if they don;t always match up with the part of the story being told It must have been incredibly difficult to fit in given the fact that it's an amalgamation of different books The stories were uite adorable and well told right pacing and not too much description and it is a wonderful book The story of Agneta and the Sea King is particularly enchanting and stood out right away just from th

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