Norwegian Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and Trolls: Tuss og Troll, Volume 1 by Asbjørnsen and Moe

Norwegian Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and Trolls: Tuss og Troll, Volume 1
From the collection Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, as well as others

Retold by Øyvind Dybvad, Gard Espeland, Velle Espeland, Johannes Farestveit and Nana Rise-Lynum
Illustrated by Solveig Muren Sanden and Jens R. Nilssen
Translated into English by Alexander Knud Huntrods and Odd-Steinar Dybvad Raneng
Edited and Published by Deb Nelson Gourley, Astri My Astri Publishing

  • 18 classic stories from Asbjørnsen and Moe, as well as others
  • 192 pages, 7" x 10", over 600 illustrations in full color
  • Bilingual English Norwegian text in the same book
  • Hardcover and Smyth sewn for highest quality
  • ISBN: 978-0-9859712-0-5
  • © 2012, Printed in U.S.A.
For all ages on both sides of the Atlantic. In 1944, Øyvind Dybvad had an inspiration for a new cartoon series based on Norwegian folk tales. The series received the resounding name of Tuss og Troll [Gnomes and Trolls]. Other than in 1947, this classic series has been published every year in Norway by Norsk Barneblad. Tuss og Troll is based on the collection of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, as well as others. Jens R. Nilssen, a master at drawing trolls, illustrated the series from 1944-1956. In 1957, Solveig Muren Sanden followed as illustrator and became known for her kinder trolls in the Norwegian landscape. She is one of Norway’s greatest cartoonists, particularly known for her work with Tuss og Troll.

Tuss og Troll, Volume 1 — Table of Contents — 18 stories:

  • The 7 League Boot — 7 mils støvelen
  • The Cat on Dovre Mountain Range — Kjetta på Dovre
  • The cormorants from Utröst Island — Skarvane frå Utröst
  • Soria Moria Castle — Soria Moria slott
  • Little Frikk and the Fiddle — Veslefrikk med fela
  • Lagopus Sal and the farmer’s wife who was so stingy — Rype Sal og den gjerrige kona
  • The Ash Lad and the good assistants — Oskeladden og dei gode hjelparane
  • The boy who had an eating competition with the troll — Guten som kappåt med trollet
  • The two Suitors — Dei to Friarane
  • Bruin the Bear — Bamse Brakar
  • The three princesses in the mountain so blue — Dei tre kongsdøtrene i berget det blå
  • The troll who wanted to be human — Trollet som ville vere menneske
  • The young boys and the trolls in Heidal Forest — Smågutane og trolla på Heidalsskogen
  • The three aunts — Dei tre mostrene
  • The Silver King at Meheia — Sølvkongen på Meheia
  • The Christmas guests — Julegjestene
  • The boy who stole the golden hens — Guten som stal gullhønene
  • Little Gunnlaug — Vesle Gunnlaug


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