East O' the Sun, West O' the Moon Hardcover – September 26, 1991
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The illustrations and drawings are taken from the original, so they should look familiar to most Norwegians. From inside this book: "Seventy-seven pictures have been added and are taken from P. Chr. Asbjørnsen og Jørgen Moe, Samlede Eventyr, Norske Kunstneres Billedutgave, 3 vols., Norsk Forlag, Oslo, 1936.". The artists are Erik Werenskiold, Theodor Kittelsen, Dagfin Werenskiold, Alf Rolfsen, Otto Sinding, Per Krohg, Henrik Sørensen and Eilif Petterssen.
In the "Notice to Second Edition" inside the book the Translator specifically says that he is hates family versions of anything, "Family Bibles", "Family Shakespeares". If I understand the notice in its entirety, it shortly says that he received some criticism for the translation not being "gentle", and that he has chosen to completely ignore it to be able to present an accurate translation. I myself prefer this, but if you are looking for bedtime stories for your children, you might want to consider some on-the-fly censoring as you're reading.
Below is listed all the stories in this book:
True and Untrue
Why the Sea is Salt
The Old Dame and her Hen
East o' the Sun, West o' the Moon
Boots who ate a Match with the Troll
Boots who made the Princess say, "That's a Story"
The Twelve Wild Ducks
The Giant who had no Heart in his Body
The Fox as a Herdsman
The Cat on the Dovrefell
Princess on the Glass Hill
How One went out to Woo
The Cock and the Hen
The Two Step-Sisters
Taming the Shrew
Gudbrand on the Hill-side
The Blue Belt
Why the Bear is Stumpy-tailed
Not a Pin to Choose between Them
One's own Children are always Prettiest
The Three Princesses of Whiteland
The Lassie and her Godmother
The Three Aunts
The Cock, The Cuckoo, and the Blackcock
Rich Peter the Pedlar
Boots and the Troll
The Lad who went to the North Wind
The Master Thief
The Best Wish
The Three Billy-Goats Gruff
Well Done and Ill Paid
The Husband who was to Mind the House
The Seven Foals
The Widow's Son
Boots and his Brothers
Big Peter and Little Peter
The Cock and Hen that went to the Dovrefell
Doll i' the Grass
The Lad and the Deil
The Cock and Hen a-Nutting
The Big Bird Dan
Soria Moria Castle
Bruin and Reynard
Little Annie the Goose-Girl
I plan to buy a couple more of this book as a gift for friends.
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This review is for hardback edition of Walker (ISBN : 978-0744519273)
lo leggiamo appena perchè i miei bambini ancora non conoscono così bene l'inglese, ma anche solo sfogliarlo è uno spettacolo.