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East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North (Illustrated by Kay Nielsen)
East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North (Illustrated by Kay Nielsen) | Christen Asbjornsen, Jorgen Moe
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Kay Nielsen, one of the most famous children's book illustrators of all time, will delight children and adults, with this his masterpiece. The stories he illustrated were gathered by famed folklorists and inseparable friends, Peter Christen Asbjornsen and Jorgen Moe who were the Norwegian Brothers Grimm, travelling the length of Norway in search of folktales. Their stories are "the never-failing springs of sentiment, of sensation, of heroic example, from which primeval peoples drank their fill at will." (Fully illustrated in black and white.)"
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JazzFeathers Beautiful 😍 and one if my favourit fairy tales 14mo
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When you have a book with both #east and #west in the title, the Litsy post almost writes itself 😄


Cinfhen 💕😀 1y
JazzFeathers One of my favourite fairy tales 1y
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Congratulations on your milestone @GondorGirl 🎉🎉

I don‘t have my book with me, so I have to use an old collage of some very pretty illustrations by Kay Nielsen, but my favourite is the bottom right one. It is so dark and eerie, but utterly beautiful as well! But, tbh, they are all gorgeous, really 😍


JazzFeathers One of my favourite fairy tales! 1y
GondorGirl These are AMAZING! 😍😍😍 1y
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It is hard to do the beautiful illustrations justice in photos, but maybe this can give you an idea of how they look @Heideschrampf . I could have photographed every single illustration, they are all so pretty. But these are probably my faves. At least for today 😄

BethM Wow gorgeous! 1y
Heideschrampf Looks great! Both enchanting and haunting. Awesome mix 1y
Heideschrampf Thanks for posting! 😘 1y
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Lcsmcat What beautiful illustrations! 1y
Kalalalatja @BethM @Heideschrampf @Lcsmcat if you like fairytales, this is definitely worth buying 👌 1y
BethM @Kalalalatja it's the tagged book correct? 1y
Kalalalatja @BethM my edition is from Taschen, but it is illustrated by Kay Nielsen, the tales are collected and written down by Asbjørnsen and Moe, and then it is edited by a Noel Daniels ? 1y
DivineDiana Love these! Thank you for sharing! 1y
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I loved this, plain and simple. It is filled with the most stunning illustrations I have ever seen, and the fairytales themselves are amazing. They aren‘t filled with a lot of religious moralizing, which I really appreciated. Instead, they were filled with trolls, boys called Halvor, pretty princesses and a lot of animals 👌

Heideschrampf Show us your favorite illustrations please! Sounds awesome! 1y
Kalalalatja @Heideschrampf I will take some pics when I come home from work 👍 1y
Chrissyreadit The cover is stunning! 1y
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Teipu Such a beautiful cover! 1y
ReadingSusan The cover is so beautiful! 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Sounds great! Stacking! 1y
Kalalalatja @Chrissyreadit @Teipu @ReadingSusan @erzascarletbookgasm it really is the most beautiful book I own, and that‘s saying something! 1y
GatheringBooks oh my goodness this looks absolutely glorious! 1y
Kalalalatja @GatheringBooks it really is! It felt like I was reading a piece of art 👌 1y
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I‘m finally getting around to reading what is probably the prettiest book I own 😍


ReadingEnvy This is my favorite fairy tale! 1y
inmegslibrary That is beautiful! 1y
2BR02B Beautiful illustration. 1y
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aeeklund This was my grandmother‘s favorite, and is one of mine. 1y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 One of my favourite fairy tales. I might have to get this 😆 1y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 1y
Kalalalatja @ReadingEnvy @aeeklund @JazzFeathers this collection in general really surprised me, it was so great! @Megsbooks @2BR02B @ephemeralwaltz it is such a gorgeous book all the way through. Kay Nielsen‘s illustrations are really pieces of art 👌 1y
ephemeralwaltz @Kalalalatja it looks lovely. you two almost share names! 1y
Moray_Reads 😍😍😍😍 1y
sisilia Beautiful! 😍 1y
batsy Beautiful book. But more importantly, that cookie looks like chewy perfection 😁 1y
ferskner Yay Kay Nielsen!! 1y
Kalalalatja @batsy it really was, but sadly, it was the last one too 😭🍪 1y
Kalalalatja @ephemeralwaltz it is very close 😄 1y
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One of the newer additions to my folklore and fairytale collection, the illustrations are so lovely, and I really enjoy the #shortstories within. #riograms

JazzFeathers One of my favourite fairy tales ever 😍 2y
Linsy Oooh, I love this! 11mo
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Please don't make me pick a #bestcover - it just isn't fair when there are so many beautiful covers out there 😍😍


bookloo 😍😍😍😍😍 I want all of them! 2y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 2y
RealLifeReading I just had to add more of these 😍😍😍 2y
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saresmoore Amen to that! These are all gorgeous! 2y
emilyhaldi And you have the Mose beautiful collection of all!!‘ 🙌🏻 2y
readordierachel 😍😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hahaha!! I couldn‘t either!!!!! 🤣😂🤣😂 And these are gorgeous!!! (edited) 2y
TricksyTails Especially with your collection! Impossible to choose. They're all beautiful! 😍 2y
Kalalalatja @bookloo @Reviewsbylola @RealLifeReading @saresmoore @emilyhaldi @ReadOrDieRachel @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TricksyTails my beautiful books thank you all! They are becoming more and more addicted to being complimented 😂💜 2y
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Going back to work after a long weekend and a relaxing summer made for a very #ToughTuesday. Lucky for me that there was bookmail when I got home. It made everything better! The tagged book was totally a purchase influenced by @Kalalalatja and I love it! The artwork is gorgeous. #day5 #AwesomeAutumnBooks

jaimeisbionic I love that illustration! 😍 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @jaimeisbionic The artwork is amazing!😍 2y
Kalalalatja Yay! It is stunning 😍👏 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @Kalalalatja You are so right. Thanks for posting earlier as it was then that I first saw this book. 💜 2y
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And some of the inside illustrations - Kay Nielsen was a genius! 👏👏👏

TheKidUpstairs Stunning! 😍😍 2y
I-read-and-eat So gorgeous! Thank you for all the posts, the art is stunning 😍 2y
4thhouseontheleft Those illustrations are gorgeous! 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks Arg! Even greater book envy! 😍😍 2y
Kalalalatja @TheKidUpstairs @I-read-and-eat @4thhouseontheleft @CoffeeCatsBooks it is a piece of art! 😍😍 2y
Mc_cart_ny Completely gorgeous! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for sharing. Absolutely gorgeous! 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks I just caved and ordered it for myself. Early birthday treat (like a month early, lol). 2y
Kalalalatja @CoffeeCatsBooks it is important to treat yourself on your birthday - despite it being a month away 😄 2y
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Front and back covers + end papers. The details of this book are absolutely stunning! 😍😍

Tsubame I remember holding this in my hands when I visited Germany last winter and was sooo tempted, but at that time I was still heavily into Greek myths, so they won - unfortunately I had my luggage weight to consider as well as my budget 🙈 2y
JazzFeathers One of my favourite fairy tale. I need this! 2y
Kalalalatja @Tsubame if you ever get a chance again, it is so worth the extra weight 😄 2y
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Kalalalatja @JazzFeathers I can't wait to read it! It feels like holding a piece of art 😍 2y
Tsubame Oh, I'll just order it at Amazon 😉 2y
Kalalalatja @Tsubame probably easier! I have never seen it in a shop in Denmark so I had to go online as well 👍 2y
Kalalalatja @aeeklund 😂😂😂 2y
LeahBergen Gorgeous 😍 2y
rubyslippersreads You are tempting me. 😄 2y
Kalalalatja @rubyslippersreads That's what I'm here for 😉 2y
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My newest #addiction is preordering books when I can't really afford to buy them. I don't limit myself to the preordered book, oh no, I order already released books with my preorders. That way, all of the books will first be delivered when the preorders are released. More importantly, I won't have to pay until the books are sent! These are the books I'm currently waiting on.

I can't figure out if I'm doing adulting right or not 😂


JacqMac Probably not, but who wants to be an adult anyway? 2y
Eyelit I have that same problem, tbh... adulting is hard. 2y
mrozzz I literally just did this yesterday. I don't know why but I can't buy just one at a time. If I'm buying a book it's like going to the grocery store, I'm not going for just milk I'm going to get everything I could possibly need! Oy. I'm a danger to myself. 2y
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mrsthilkey Gah. I'm scared I'm going to lose it one day and buy all those du Maurier, and several others, Virago classics at once. 😂😂 2y
Kalalalatja @JacqMac I really don't know! @Eyelit so true, so true... 2y
Kalalalatja @mrozzz I have zero impulse control. I'm like "oh, pretty, into the bag" again and again. I'm afraid I will never learn ? 2y
Kalalalatja @mrsthilkey this will be my third. I love them soooo much. Just the feel of them is amazing! 👌 2y
I-read-and-eat Yeah, you got it right 😉 It is how I adult as well 2y
mrozzz And we're here surrounded by likeminded people encouraging more reading so how could we possibly live without that new release or that new release or THAT new release?!! 2y
Kalalalatja @I-read-and-eat glad I'm not the only one 😉 2y
Kalalalatja @mrozzz it would be impossible! And inhumane! And and and... and just plain wrong 😄 2y
mrozzz Oh totally. It's like getting another degree all the books people like us read. I don't think the money goes to waste 😉 2y
Kalalalatja @mrozzz Hahaha so true! 👏 2y
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Two books with titles that fit the #compasspoints prompt - I read North and South some years ago, and loved it, and the tagged book is still on my tbr (and my to be bought list). This beautiful edition from Taschen needs to find its way to my library some day 😍


ReadingEnvy East of the Sun and West of the Moon is my favorite folktale 2y
RealLifeReading Pretty! 2y
Kalalalatja @ReadingEnvy That's some recommendation, now I just want it more 😄 2y
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Used book haul ❤️

Simona Wow! Big book haul❣ 3y
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