Vaesen – Creatures and Tall Tales in Nordic Folklore

Ingela Korsell & Reine Rosenberg

Original Title
Väsenologi
Published
Natur & Kultur, September 2019
Genre
Non fiction
Pages
96
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Vaesen – Creatures and Tall Tales in Nordic Folklore

Ingela Korsell & Reine Rosenberg

Throughout time, people have always been trying to find explanations for the things they don’t understand. According to old folklore, things like natural phenomenon and accidents could be explained by mystical beings, so called vaesen. Folklore helped people to understand and accept the frightening and uncontrollable in life. And that is how stories about vaesen such as trolls, goblins, witches and beasts arose.

In this book we are introduced to twelve such vaesen from the Nordic folklore, with facts about each one, such as recognizabe traits, their function, how to protect oneself from them, and more. The book also includes a tall tale about each vaesen, maybe the most significant part of the content.
Exciting and informative for middle grade! Horrific four-color illustrations by Reine Rosenberg.

Ingela Korsell is author of the bestselling PAX series, primary teacher and has a PhD in pedagogy. Her favorite vaesen is ‘mylingen’.
Reine Rosenberg is an illustrator, cartoonist and a game graphic designer. His favorite vaesen is the werewolf.

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