Per and the Dala Horse

Per and the Dala Horse When a Swedish farmer dies his eldest son inherits the farm a sturdy workhorse and a plow The middle son comes by a fine riding horse and Per the youngest receives a handsomely carved and painte

  • Title: Per and the Dala Horse
  • Author: Rebecca Hickox Ayres
  • ISBN: 9780440414254
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a Swedish farmer dies, his eldest son inherits the farm, a sturdy workhorse, and a plow The middle son comes by a fine riding horse, and Per, the youngest, receives a handsomely carved and painted Dala horse Though his brothers laugh, Per guesses that his horse will prove useful And when the trolls of the underworld work their mischief, neither the workhorse nor thWhen a Swedish farmer dies, his eldest son inherits the farm, a sturdy workhorse, and a plow The middle son comes by a fine riding horse, and Per, the youngest, receives a handsomely carved and painted Dala horse Though his brothers laugh, Per guesses that his horse will prove useful And when the trolls of the underworld work their mischief, neither the workhorse nor the riding horse can compare with Per s magnificent Dala horse.

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    1. A sweet story written in a traditional style. Every year at the Norsk Høstfest I purchase a Scandinavian themed book from the book store. I try to find books that are traditional stories directly from one of the Scandinavian countries. I picked out this book primarily because of the beautiful illustrations and the fact that it was about the Dalahäster. Sadly, it wasn't until after purchasing the book I discovered it is only loosely based on a traditional Swedish folktale which is why I gave it [...]

    2. I was drawn to this book by these beautiful Swedish illustrations. They are full of vibrant colors and intricate details. This story is a take-off of a traditional Swedish tale called "Retrieving the Cup". In this traditional tale, there is no mention of a Dala horse; the young man in the story rescuing the communion cup by plowing crosses and cutting his horse's mane and tail so the trolls could not grab them and stop them. I like how this author changed the tale to include three brothers. This [...]

    3. Malcolm says,"I like horses, I like trolls, I like painting wooden horses. I like trying to get cups back from trolls, and I like people trying to get cups with wooden horses that were just painted and they're just wood."

    4. Beautifully illustrated, the story tells of three sons and their understanding as they receiving their inheritance from their father.

    5. It was mostly the illustrations that set this book apart. And the fact that she has a Nordic-looking troll wearing her baby in a sling in one of the sidebar pictures.

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