By Norma J. Livo,George Livo
Some of the world's oldest and richest folks traditions come from a rustic that almost all americans understand little or no about-Finland (or Suomi). The 5th biggest kingdom in Europe (in land size), Finland is domestic to the 3rd real folks epic, The Kalevala (The Land of Heroes). it's a state of lush forests and gleaming transparent lakes the place, within the northern areas, reindeer nonetheless roam. This assortment introduces readers to the attention-grabbing tradition, historical past, geology, and people literature of Finland. After a historic and cultural review, the authors current 20 consultant stories-including old 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 folk, and creative traditions of this wondrous people.