Located in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, the Nordic Countries/Territories are comprised of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Aland. And while they may share a region and some traditions, each has its own distinct geography, history, and heritage.
The book introduces readers to siblings Lise and Lasse and the captivating Sami culture of northern Scandinavia. Beneath the dancing northern lights, Lise and Lasse enjoy the winter days and polar nights, playing pranks on their family, playing with their reindeer, skiing, and taking hot saunas.
The trolls who live on Mount Baldy want a dog. And that’s where Treva’s trouble with trolls begins. When she sets off with her dog, Tuffi, to visit her cousin, the greedy trolls spot Tuffi and try to kidnap him. But Treva is brave and quick-thinking. She outwits one troll after another until she reaches the very top of the mountain, where all five trolls are waiting, and they want the dog!
Noted cookbook author Beatrice Ojakangas has taken Finland’s best-selling cookbook and adapted it for American kitchens. Finnish cuisine is a unique combination of dishes from Scandinavia and Old Russia.