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By Norma J. Livo

Some of the world's oldest and richest people traditions come from a rustic that almost all americans be aware of little or no about-Finland (or Suomi). The 5th biggest nation in Europe (in land size), Finland is domestic to the 3rd actual people epic, The Kalevala (The Land of Heroes). it's a nation of lush forests and gleaming transparent lakes the place, within the northern areas, reindeer nonetheless roam. This assortment introduces readers to the interesting tradition, background, geology, and people literature of Finland. After a old and cultural evaluate, the authors current 20 consultant stories-including historic stories from The Kalevala, funny and ethical stories (e.g., The egocentric Housewife and The Magic Wish)-and a fictionalized account of a witch trial within the 1600s. vacation traditions, proverbs and sayings, and conventional recipes beautify this assortment and should tantalize and intrigue readers. colour plates illustrate the land, the folks, and creative traditions of this wondrous people.

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