Swedish Fairy Tales

by Baron G. Djurklou
translated by H.L. Braekstad

182 Pages. ISBN 0-7818-0717-4     
Hippocrene Books, 1998     

"Once upan a time there was a king who was so very learned that no parson in the whole world could surpass him; in fact, he was so learned that ordinary folks could hardley understand what he said, nor could he understand them either. But in order to have someone to talk with he procured seven wise professors..."

And so begins the tale, "Twigmuntus, Cowbelliantus, Perchnosius," in which a brave youth from the country manage to stump the learned king and all his advisors, and win the hand of the princess. This classic Swedish fairy tale, and the seventeen others in this unique volume, are sure to delight readers young and old alike.

Some of the other tales in this volume:

  • The Sausage
  • The Old Woman and the Tramp
  • St.Peter and the Two Woman
  • The Valiant Chanticleer
  • The Lad and the Fox
  • Old Nick and the Girl
  • The Stone Statue
  • The Artful Lad
  • The Cock and the Crested Hen
  • Why the Executioner is Called Assessor
  • The Parson and the Clerk

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