Two Troll Tales from Norway by Margrete Lamond
Published by Christmas Press
This is literally a book containing two retold fairy tales involving Trolls. Both stories are mesmerizing narratives that have been constructed in a hard covered book with detailed illustrations.
Story one – The Little Old Lady from Around the Bend
A delightful tale of a little old lady who when younger and so tired she could not step around a turtle in her way, promised it she would help one day if it moved out of her way.
Months later the young girl discovered the turtle was the wife of a troll and was sick in bed. She was reminded of her promise to the turtle and agreed to the condition that was put on the payment for her assistance.
What happens to the girl after she assists the troll and his wife? Does she get back home in one piece and alive? Does she keep her word and receive payment? Will she break her promise to the troll and his wife?
Story two – The Golden Ball of Yarn
The captivating fairy tale of a woodchopper, who while working one day, followed the trail of a golden ball of yarn that had rolled down a mountainside and come to rest at his feet.
He was wise enough to know not to touch it. Curiously he followed the yarn and discovered a beautiful fair maiden sitting amongst the boulders and trees knitting with golden needles.
What happens to the woodchopper? Is the fair maiden one of the hidden folk – a huldra or troll? Does the woodchopper fall under her spell?
Read this mesmerizing fairy tale and discover what happens.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Margrete Lamond
Illustrator: Ingrid Kallick
Title: Two Troll Tales from Norway
Publisher: Christmas Press
Published: August 2016