The hidden folk : stories of fairies, dwarves, selkies, and other secret beings

by Lunge-Larsen, Lise.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 10 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 398.2 L97
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 398.2 Lun
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Children Non Fiction J 398.2 Lun
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area j Fic Lunge-La
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j Fic Lunge-La
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 398.2 L97 (OVERSIZED)
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 398.21 Lun
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Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 398.21 L97
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 398.2 LUN
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 398.21 LUN 2004
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Summary
Selkies, fairies, gnomes, hill folk, river sprites-do you believe in them? Perhaps among the flowers, beside a mountain, or near deep waters you've caught a glimpse, once or twice, of what you thought might be the silvery shadow of a dwarf, or a hint of a fairy's wing, or the tail of the water horse.Or was it just the odd light of dusk or dawn playing tricks? As Lise Lunge-Larsen's magical, timeless stories reveal and Beth Krommes's enchanting scratchboard illustrations capture, the hidden folk are there, all right: you just have to know where-and how-to look.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5, younger for reading aloud. Professional storyteller and educator Lunge-Larsen presents eight short tales, retold or invented, featuring the magical creatures that lurk just out of sight. Drawing inspiration from northern European folklore and fragmentary family anecdotes, she explains parsley's bitter taste as the spit of angry Flower Fairies and crafts encounters with a dangerous Water Horse, a dwarf king who repays a poor man's act of kindness with a never-emptied purse, and more. A version of The Selkie Wife, which is close to its traditional antecedents, seems to want source notes, but there's really enough new material here that the lack of notes is forgivable--and the author does append a bibliography of relevant collections and reference works. Using jewel-tone colors and a scratchboard technique, Krommes provides handsome borders and stylized full-page illustrations that give this gathering a suitably folktale feel. --John Peters Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Goblins and ghosts are not the only elusive phantoms this season. "Like whispered rumors of strange happenings," the eight tales in The Hidden Folk: Stories of Fairies, Gnomes, Selkies, and Other Secret Beings by Lise Lunge-Larsen, illus. by Beth Krommes, were "originally told as fact," according to the author's source note. The tales of mysterious Northern European creatures inspire enchanting scratchboard illustrations in a folk-art tradition, featuring ruddy, rotund humans while brightly clad fairies lurk among leaf fronds and selkies take refuge in the sea. ( Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Fairy tales.
Folklore.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin,2004
Contributors Krommes, Beth.
Language English
Description 72 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 72). .
ISBN 9780618174959 (hardcover)
0618174958 (hardcover)
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