By Norma J. Livo,George Livo
Some of the world's oldest and richest people traditions come from a rustic that almost all american citizens comprehend little or no about-Finland (or Suomi). The 5th greatest kingdom in Europe (in land size), Finland is domestic to the 3rd real people epic, The Kalevala (The Land of Heroes). it's a nation 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, background, geology, and people literature of Finland. After a ancient and cultural assessment, the authors current 20 consultant stories-including historical 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 may tantalize and intrigue readers. colour plates illustrate the land, the folks, and inventive traditions of this wondrous people.
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