Reading for Children

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Tate Publishing, 2010 - Fiction - 255 pages
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Zacharius Topelius's Lasning for barn or Reading for Children series appeared on book shelves from 1856-1896. His works are now considered treasure trove of historical significance, and their emphasis on nature, the simplicity of daily life, spirituality, and morality teaches lessons that are just as relevant and important for readers today. Judith Gustafson has painstakingly translated these classic stories into English, making them available for worldwide enjoyment. Her goal was to present them as authentically as possible, bringing out the meaning, tone, and scriptural message that Topelius originally intended. Reading for Children is the perfect collection of stories to be read to or by children. I was pleasantly surprised by the innocence and beauty of Judith's translation. One can sense the poetic art of Zacharius Topelius in the phrasing and stories. It is not easy to translate the intent of the author when many years have passed and the language has evolved. Mrs. Gustafson has performed a difficult task well. -Dwight Gunberg, educator"
 

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Contents

Foreword
11
Syne in Summer Village
13
The Old Man
27
Little Lasse
31
The Sea Kings Gift
38
The Boy from Pernå
49
Virgin Marys Ladybug
55
About the Summer That Never Came
59
Tom
132
The Withered Leaf
140
The Red Cottage
145
Little Genius
151
Tuttemuj
160
It Is Most Beautiful in the Forest
164
How God Created Finland
168
Pikku Matti
172

How One Finds Fairy Tales
61
Nora Who Did Not Want to Be a Child
67
Hjälteborg Fortress
72
The Ant Who Traveled to the Doctor
77
Honor Your Father and Your Mother
81
The Winter Saga about Tall Cloud and Bearded Cloud
84
The Poor Man
93
Ant Stronghold and Gray Moss
100
A Learned Boy
104
The Flax
113
Ride a Cockhorse
123
How the Forests Small Children Taught Themselves to Read
182
The Tailor Who Joined Finland with Sweden
189
The Trolls Christmas
199
The Boy Who Heard the Silent Speech
205
Between the Sandwiches
212
How Scandinavia and Finland Became a Peninsula
218
The Holy Night
224
Glossary of Terms
227
References
249
The Key to Zacharias Topelius
253
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