Tales from a Finnish Tupa

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First published in 1936, this book presents tales of magic like "The Mouse Bride" and "Antti and the Wizard's Prophecy," droll stories such as "The Pig-Headed Wife," and fables from the collections of Eero Salmelainen and Iivo Härkönen, sharing Finnish wisdom on topics from the end of the world to how the Rabbit earned his self-respect. Featuring hand-rendered illustrations in full color, Tales from a Finnish Tupa is a folklore ...

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Overview

Back in print.

First published in 1936, this book presents tales of magic like "The Mouse Bride" and "Antti and the Wizard's Prophecy," droll stories such as "The Pig-Headed Wife," and fables from the collections of Eero Salmelainen and Iivo Härkönen, sharing Finnish wisdom on topics from the end of the world to how the Rabbit earned his self-respect. Featuring hand-rendered illustrations in full color, Tales from a Finnish Tupa is a folklore gem for all ages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816667680
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,046,645
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


James Cloyd Bowman (1880–1961) was an English professor. He published a number of folklore books for children, including Pecos Bill: The Greatest Cowboy of All Time and Mike Fink: Snapping Turtle of the O-hi-o-o, Snag of the Massasip.

Margery Bianco (1881–1944) was a renowned children’s book writer of more than twenty-five books, including The Velveteen Rabbit, or, How Toys Become Real.

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Table of Contents

TALES OF MAGIC
The Ship That Sailed by Land and Sea
The Men of the Wallet
The Mouse Bride
Vaino and the Swan Princess
Hidden Laiva or The Golden Ship
Antti and the Wizard's Prophecy
Lippo and Tapio
The Wooing of Seppo Ilmarinen
Jurma and the Sea God
Timo and the Princess Vendla
Severi and Vappu
Ei-Niin-Mita or No-So-What
The Girl Who Sought Her Nine Brothers
The Two Pine Cones
Kalle and the Wood Grouse
Niilo and the Wizard
Urho and Marja
Mielikki and Her Nine Sons
Leppä Pölkky and the Blue Cross
Liisa and the Prince
DROLL STORIES
The Pig-headed Wife
Finland's Greatest Fisherman
Supid Peikko
The Wise Men of Holmola
Pekka and the Rogues
FABLES
The End of the World
The Rooster and the Hen
The Mouse that Turned Tailor
The Feast
Farmers Three
Why the Squirrel Lives in Trees
The Vain Bear
The Stupid Wolf
The Wisdom of the Rabbit
The Fox and the Rabbit
The Wily Fox
The Stupid Bear
The Song of the Fox
The Song of the Wolf
The Wolf and the Fox
The Bear Goes Fishing
The Fox as a Judge
The Rabbit's Self-Respect
FINNISH FOLK LORE
FINNISH NAMES AND WORDS

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