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The Kalevala : Tales of Magic and Adventure
by Kirsti Makinen and Pirkko-liisa Surojegin and Kaarina Brooks


Overview - The national Finnish epic, "The Kalevala, " is one of the most important works of Finnish literature. It was originally compiled by Elias Lonnrot in the 19th century from ancient oral poetry. Since then, it has been translated into over 45 languages.  Read more...

 
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More About The Kalevala by Kirsti Makinen; Pirkko-liisa Surojegin; Kaarina Brooks
 
 
 
Overview
The national Finnish epic, "The Kalevala, " is one of the most important works of Finnish literature. It was originally compiled by Elias Lonnrot in the 19th century from ancient oral poetry. Since then, it has been translated into over 45 languages. This English translation captures the magic and beauty for children and adults alike. Beginning with the world's creation, it follows the stories of Vainamoinen, a shamanistic hero of song and story; his young rival, Joukahainen; and the handsome but arrogant Lemminkainen. Their quests for love, revenge, truth, and the mysterious Sampo, the ultimate source of prosperity, have thrilled and inspired generations of readers. This vibrant translation, with shimmering illustrations by Pirkko-liisa Surojegin, is sure to attract even more fans.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781897476000
  • ISBN-10: 1897476000
  • Publisher: Simply Read Books
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 214
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 9.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.73 pounds


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