If you are familiar with Icelandic folklore at all, chances are that you have heard about our 13 "Santas" or the Yule Lads. This wonderfully illustrated book by Brian Pilkington offers a unique insight into the legend and origins of Grýla and her 13 sons that in modern times give away toys and sweets to children 13 days before Christmas, but in the olden days they were a bit more mischievous. Read all about it and make the Icelandic Yule Lads your own!
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More books we have in our shop from Brian:
Icelandic Trolls by Brian Pilkington
Trolls - Philosophy and Wisdom by Brian Pilkington
A Puffin Called Fido by Brian Pilkington
Hidden People by Brian Pilkington & Terry Gunnel
A Giant Love Story by Guðrún Helgadóttir & Brian Pilkington
Very interesting and funny!
Glad you like it. this is what we read to our kids on the eve of each of them coming to town to fill the shoes.
A nicely illustrated book showing an interesting part of icelandic folklore