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Deb Nelson Gourley presents Kings of Norway
Text and illustrations by Anders Kvåle Rue
Simplification of text by Kari Grønningsæter
English translations by Jim Skurdall
Audio on CDs by Anders Kvåle Rue (Norwegian) and Alexander Knud Huntrods (English)
Published by Deb Nelson Gourley, Astri My Astri Publishing
Kings of Norway and its accompanying 3 CDs feature bilingual text, bilingual audio, and full colored illustrations of 57 kings and 1 queen who ruled Norway from circa 875 to present. Utilizing visual art along with both written and audio storytelling allows the non-fiction book to be used as a unique language-learning tool. Appealing to readers of all ages on both sides of the Atlantic, the dual English and Norwegian language format is ideal for first-year Norwegian classes, language camps, and heritage and cultural programs. The 128-page, full-colored, hard-cover book includes the bilingual text and singing of both Astri, My Astri and Astri, Mi Astri by Klang Male Chorus Lillehammer, Norway. Made in America.
Deb Nelson Gourley has assembled a team of winning contemporary artists, working in visual art and the art of first-rate storytelling, as they retell in fresh ways the sagas of ancient Norwegian kings. The dual language format allows readers of English as well as Norwegian to savor the stories, and use the book as a unique language-learning tool.
—Harley Refsal, Professor, Scandinavian Folk Art, Scandinavian Studies, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
Astri My Astri Publishing has created nothing less than a masterpiece with this beautiful book featuring illustrations and brief descriptions of 58 different Norwegian monarchs, written in both English and Norwegian. Kings of Norway and its accompanying 3 CDs are ideal for first-year Norwegian classes, language camps, and heritage and cultural programs. The book is a stroke of genius, appealing to readers of all ages on both sides of the Atlantic.
—Steinar Opstad, Ph.D., Norwegian scholar and writer, Sarpsborg, Norway
This unique bilingual book, written and illustrated by Anders Kvåle Rue, presents a brief history of the 57 kings and one queen who ruled Norway from circa 875 to the present. Three accompanying CDs by native English and Norwegian speakers adds to the book’s impact as a history and language resource. This book is another outstanding contribution by Deb Nelson Gourley's Astri My Astri Publishing to the field of Norwegian-American studies.
—Arne Brekke, Ph.D., Comparative Germanic Indo-European Linguistics, Grand Forks, North Dakota