Louhi, Witch of North Farm: A Story from Finland's Epic Poem the Kalevala'

Louhi Witch of North Farm A Story from Finland s Epic Poem the Kalevala A Finnish tale of how Louhi stole the sun and the moon and the Great Knower s plan to get them back Full color illustrations

  • Title: Louhi, Witch of North Farm: A Story from Finland's Epic Poem the Kalevala'
  • Author: Toni Degerez
  • ISBN: 9780140505290
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Finnish tale of how Louhi stole the sun and the moon and the Great Knower s plan to get them back Full color illustrations.

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    • Waking up and putting on her cozy slippers, the powerful witch Louhi wonders what to do with her day. Bake? Make soup? Knit? The new snow outside is so lovely that she decides to go skiing. Unfortunately for THE ENTIRE WORLD she happens to see the Sun and Moon bending down to the earth the better to hear a harper's song. Unable to resist the temptation, she steals them and takes them home, leaving the rest of the world in frigid darkness.This story is adpated from The Kalevala by Toni Degerez an [...]


    • CIP: Louhi's plan to steal the sun and moon backfires when the gods learn of her mischievous scheme.Review: Written in a verse style, yet with flowing lines and easy to understand phrasing, this is a great way to discover part of the Finnish epic tale, Kalevala. The illustrations are lovely acrylics, adding to the authentic voice of the country of origin through its character and place depictions. The conclusion seems a bit forced, however says: "beautifully illuminated"SLJ says: "Yet, if the ar [...]


    • I could write a wonderful review about the use of language in this retelling. I could write a wonderful review about the artwork. (Love those feet).Instead, I'm going to settle for threats.Read this book, or beware the Nameless Finger!


    • I love all the late Barbara Cooney's illustrations. The story line is a bit different which is nice when you are reading to children and so many books have a sameness about them.


    • Requested for the art by Cooney, a Caldecott winner. Thrilled by the discovery of a fascinating tale from a culture I know almost nothing about, poetically told, with an author's note. And, yes, beautifully illustrated. I read this three times within two days just to catch all the detail in how the lines described the story, how the pictures enhanced the text, how the grace was achieved.The only thing missing is how to pronounce the Finnish names. LOO-hee? :shrug:


    • This is an amazing story. I love the folklore behind the book. Very poetic and yet easy to understand. Pictures are wonderful too.


    • What struck me first was how much I liked Barbara Cooney's art. It not only fit the story, it enhanced it. The beginning of the story is just plain fun. What's not to like about a witch who ponders how to spend her day? Who hangs her boot upside down in the rafters? Who mutters and sputters? And isn't it fun to see her stuffing her boots with good sweet grass? And then watch her put on her skis and glide over the meadows of dry heather, until she changes her mind and decides to ski in the sky. T [...]


    • My kids used to love to play with the wooden figures that came with the book while I was reading it. I often found them playing out the story by them selves as well. This was a fun mysterious way of thinking and talking about the changing seasons and the length of days that change so dramatically in the North. I still love the illustrations.


    • 3.5 StarsI enjoyed this book but I couldn't give it 4 stars because of the difficult Finnish names and the verses were good but didn't flow!I like the story which is based on a Finnish Folktale. It kind of an explanation to ancient people, where the sun goes in the winter! Nice winter story!


    • Louhi, the witch, is bored and wants to stir things up and cause mischief so she steals the sun and the moon causing extreme darkness across the land. Barbara Cooney does her usual exceptional job of illustrating the story.



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