The iron age /
Arja Kajermo ; illustrated by Susanna Kajermo Törner.
|Summary:||"On her family's austere farm, the Girl learns stories and fables of the world around her - of Miina, their sleeping neighbour; how people get depressed if pine trees grow too close to the house; that you should never turn away a witch at the door; and why her father was unlucky not to die in the war. The family crosses from Finland to Sweden, from a familiar language to a strange one, from one unfriendly home to another. The Girl, mute but watchful, weaves a picture of her violent father, resilient mother and strangely resourceful brothers. In this darkly funny debut, with illustrations throughout, folk tales and traditional custom clash with economic reality, from the rural Finland to urban Stockholm."--Publisher description. |
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|Notes:||Physical description: 118 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm |