Fleur du Soleil....

Fleur du Soleil....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Excellent Nordic Folktales



So we have made it through the Viking-Nordic reading block. We bought quite a few different books.  Besides the Charles Kovacs "Age of Discovery" we also read "Sticks Across the Chimney." For Viking tales we read,  "Thorkill of Iceland" but I must say my favorite "East of the Sun and West of the Moon"  is a collection of Norse alternatives to Grimm fairytales.  Having read the "real" Grimm's fairytale for years and years-these fairytales are a clever and pleasant surprise.  My husband and I are reading them to our eight year old now.  Every night, he cannot wait to hear more.  I try to alternate with Grimms-but he says- "No, this one, pleeeeez!!!"  I have been meaning to start our Wynstone Christmas stories with him.  We get started in November to make sure we get all of the stories in, especially because I want to leave enough time for their Tasha Tudor and St. Nick favorites.  After the winter we will start on the "Lives of the Saints" following the Waldorf way and the same path I took with the older children.  Happy Reading, Dear Friends : )  Aurore

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