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An Illustrated Kalevala: Myths and Legends from Finland

by Kirsti Makinen - £20.00  Floris Books (2020)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9781782506430 | ISBN 10: 1782506438

Encounter magical shamans, mighty eagles and terrifying beasts in this lavishly illustrated, adaptation of the classic Finnish epic.
 
This superb prose retelling of Finland's national folk saga is brought to life with exquisitely detailed artwork of magical creatures, snowy mountains, adventurous heroes and dark forests by renowned illustrator Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin.
 
Thrilling and inspiring, An Illustrated Kalevala is the perfect collection to share and give a lifetime of enjoyment to children and adults alike.
 
Table of Contents
 
Contents
About the Kalevala
Prologue
1. The Creation of the World
2. Väinämöinen and Joukahainen
3. The Sad Fate of Aino
4. Joukahainen’s Revenge
5. Väinämöinen in Pohjola
6. Väinämöinen and the Maid of Pohjola
7. Ilmarinen Forges the Sampo
8. Lemminkäinen and Kyllikki
9. Lemminkäinen Wages War on Pohjola
10. The Restoration of Lemminkäinen
11. Väinämöinen’s Journey to the Land of the Dead
12. The Maid of Pohjola’s Rival Suitors
13. The Wedding Feast
14. Lemminkäinen’s Adventures
15. The Tragic Life of Kullervo
16. The Golden Maiden
17. The Theft of the Sampo
18. The Birchwood Kantele
19. Louhi’s Revenge
20. Marjatta and the King of Kalevala
Epilogue
Glossary
About the Contributors

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