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Bear, Finnish Folk Tales
Kaarina Brooks: editor
These folk tales bring back familiar old friends: Foxy, Rabbit, Wolf
and, of course, Bear. In this delightful book, Kaarina Brooks serves up
English translations of Finnish folk tales that flow like brooks and
illustrations that make you feel warm inside.
In a large tree
stump the chickadee made a nest and started a family. One day her
babies chirped, “Äiti, there’s no food! There’s no food!” The
chickadee flew off in search of food for her hungry brood.
While she was gone,
Bear came trudging by the stump. The babies said to each other, “Now
there’s a big hunk of food!”
Bear stepped up to
the nest. “Is your äiti home?” he asked.
The stories of Bear Finnish Folk Tales for Children appeal to the
imagination and the emotions of children and adults alike and offer
universally accessible, yet traditionally Finnish lore.
ISBN: ISBN 0-9737165-1-7
the Finnish Epic Tale Kalevala
& Illustrated by M.E.A. McNeil
111 pages. color illustrations
Peikko The Foolish Orge
Translated & illustrated by Kaarina
The stories of Peikko, the foolish
appeal to the imagination, the sense of right and wrong and the
of children and adults alike while offering universally accessible, yet
traditional Finnish lore.
Just as she did in Foxy Finnish Folk
Tales for Children Kaarina Brooks serves up English translations of
Finnish folk tales that flow like brooks and illustrations that make
you feel right at home in the traditional milieu.
Softcover, 61 pages $12.00
Finnish Folk Tales for Children
Translated & Illustrated by Kaarina
The folk tales included in this book
adaptations in English translation of traditional Finnish folk tales.
Readers may find many of the tales familiar from various other books
collections as many folk tales have traveled and appear in numerous
cultures. The stories appeal to the imagination and emotions of
and adults alike and offer universally accessible, yet traditionally
Softcover, 62 pages $ 12.00
Written & Illustrated by Hannu Mäkelä
Mr. Boo is a most humanlike character
who lives an ordinary life, sleeps peacefully and drinks tea. His
imagination, however, is boundless in all directions: he always looks
the world in new ways and has an enormous capacity to be amazed.
Although he tries to frighten others, he fears many things himself and
is fascinated with magic.
Hannu Mäkelä s Mr. Boo — Herra
in Finnish — has been a children's book classic ever
first publication in 1973.
Soft cover, 96 pages $ 13.00
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