The Dream Song of Olaf Asteson

An Ancient Norwegian Folksong of the Holy Nights

Introduction by Andrew Welburn

By Janet Jordan

Format: Hardback

An epic Scandinavian narrative brought to life with luminous illustrations.

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Floris Books

Floris Books is an independent publishing company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 2016 Floris won the Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the Year. Floris Books is the largest children's book publisher in Scotland and are well known for the Kelpies range of Scottish children's books. They also publish international children’s books and an extensive list of non-fiction books, including alternative education, agriculture, health, parenting and religion.

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The Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson is a folksong which only came to light in 1850 when a clergyman called Landstad heard it in a lonely valley in Telemark, Norway. No one knows how long it had existed, but it's an epic narrative telling the story of a young man who slept for twelve nights in the depths of winter, and then awoke to share the wondrous sights he had seen.

This edition is illustrated with Janet Jordan's striking paintings which give life to Olaf and help the modern reader engage with the ancient saga.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Hardback
Imprint Floris Books
Publication Date 16 Nov 2007
ISBN 9780863156205

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