The first tale I ever memorized was East o’ the Sun, West o’ the Moon from the Asbjornsens. I learned it to tell a class in library school. It’s been a long time since I actually told the tale, but it’s always been my favorite. When East by Edith Pattou came out, I was wild about it and put it into every hand I could. I was looking forward to reading this book, which is why I saved it for the Sunday portion of the 48 Hour Book challenge. I knew the story would keep me focused. It did! I love the addition of Rollo. He’s funny and wise and a good companion for pika. I liked the characters…even Frida. She was portrayed to be the horrible folktale mother she is. The trolls were horrible and funny and dumb. I loved the setting. This was a good addition to my reading stack. But I have 5 1/2 hours to go.
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day is 328 page with a glossary of Norwegian words. Grades 6 – 9.