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By Norma J. Livo

Some of the world's oldest and richest people traditions come from a rustic that the majority american citizens comprehend little or no about-Finland (or Suomi). The 5th biggest nation in Europe (in land size), Finland is domestic to the 3rd real folks epic, The Kalevala (The Land of Heroes). it's a kingdom of lush forests and glowing transparent lakes the place, within the northern areas, reindeer nonetheless roam. This assortment introduces readers to the attention-grabbing tradition, heritage, geology, and folks literature of Finland. After a historic and cultural evaluate, the authors current 20 consultant stories-including historic stories from The Kalevala, funny and ethical stories (e.g., The egocentric Housewife and The Magic Wish)-and a fictionalized account of a witch trial within the 1600s. vacation traditions, proverbs and sayings, and standard recipes adorn this assortment and should tantalize and intrigue readers. colour plates illustrate the land, the folks, and inventive traditions of this wondrous people.

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