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BearbyBrooks

Bear, Finnish Folk Tales for Children

Kaarina Brooks: editor & translator

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
Price: $12.00

The Magic Storysinger

From the Finnish Epic Tale Kalevala

Retold & Illustrated by M.E.A. McNeil
Hardcover. 111 pages. color illustrations

$ 16.95
The Foolish Ogre

Peikko The Foolish Orge

Translated & illustrated by Kaarina Brooks

The stories of Peikko, the foolish ogre, appeal to the imagination, the sense of right and wrong and the emotions 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

Foxy
Finnish Folk Tales for Children

Translated & Illustrated by Kaarina BrooksFoxy


The folk tales included in this book are adaptations in English translation of traditional Finnish folk tales. Readers may find many of the tales familiar from various other books and collections as many folk tales have traveled and appear in numerous cultures. The stories appeal to the imagination and emotions of children and adults alike and offer universally accessible, yet traditionally Finnish, lore.

Softcover, 62 pages $ 12.00

Mr. Boo
Written & Illustrated by Hannu Mäkelä

HerraHuu Translated by Ansehn Hollo

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 at 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 Huu in Finnish — has been a children's book classic ever since its first publication in 1973.

Soft cover, 96 pages $ 13.00

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