First printing of this collection of stories about a pair of Norwegian children, with beautiful illustrations by the d'Aulaires.
From mythology to history to fantasy and everything in between, the works of husband and wife team Edgar Parin and Ingri d'Aulaire have long been indelible parts of the children's literature pantheon. Their use of stone lithography for their illustrations gave their books an "uncanny hand-drawn vibrancy" that makes them a treat to look at (NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS). The d'Aulaires earned numerous accolades over their joint careers, including a Caldecott Medal and a nomination for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
First edition. Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, (1935). 8.5'' x 5.75''. Original blue cloth binding with gilt stamping. Lacking original dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers of two children in the mountains. Four full-page color illustrations with numerous black-and-white illustrations. 258 pages, including glossary. Binding with a bit of bumping to corners and spine ends. Clean and bright.
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