East o the Sun and West o the Moon P.J.Lynch

A Norwegian version of Beauty and the Beast that children really enjoy, they love spotting the parts that are familiar to them.

One day a bear turns up at the house of a poor husbandman and offers him a deal he finds difficult to resist, the hand of his youngest and prettiest daughter in exchange of untold riches. The deal is done and the girl reluctantly leaves with the bear and travels with him to a castle East o the Sun and West of the Moon. There she lives with him and grows lonely, so far away from home and friendship. The young girl persuades the Bear to let her see her family, he agrees to this, but, asks that she does not listen to her mother’s advice. Unfortunately she does not heed his request and follows her mother’s advice and spies on the Bear when he has transformed into a human prince. The enchanted prince is now doomed to marry a Troll princess and the young girl to return to her previous life. Determined to put things right the girl sets of on a quest to rescue him. On her way get help from the four winds and three hags she finds the castle where the prince is being held. Using the gifts given to her by the hags she obtains his freedom, and, the freedom of some other humans who had been imprisoned.

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About booksfrommybookshelf

I am a passionate reader of children's books (Primary aged) with a particular interest in picture books. I am always on the look out for children's books at are written by authors from other countries. I am also keen on technology and try to keep abreast of what is happening in a fast changing world. At present my day job is to support teachers and local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region (UK), which I really enjoy. Another aspect of my work is to present nationally developed work for the National Strategies. With economic cuts my job will terminate in Spring next year and I may be carrying out independent work based around high quality picture books. My other interest include my allotment, knitting and last but not least my family. My Twitter name is Orlama.
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