Very soon I'll be making a trip of a lifetime to Scandinavia with my mom and three sisters, so I'll be away from my blog for awhile. I'm taking my worn copies of Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy to read on the plane.
I can't wait to see the fjords and stave churches of Norway, see the traditional Scandinavian folk costumes, and taste the yummy smorgasbord foods and pastries in Sweden and Denmark (I've had a Danish preview in Solvang, CA)!
If I had a granddaughter, I'd be tempted to bring back a traditional Norwegian bridal crown like this one! (photo cred: Milk Magazine Dec 2010) The little girl modeling it reminds me of Anja from The Christmas Wish!
My three and a half year old grandson Peter loves this book by Swedish author Elsa Beskow! She is often called the "Beatrix Potter" of Scandinavia. (Go here to read my past post about her books.)
I'll be back soon! In the meantime, click here for my past posts about other favorite Scandinavian stories, including some by Astrid Lindgren and Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire.