Ola

Ola

By: Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, Ingri d'Aulaire
Published by: Doubleday Doran & Company, Inc
Simultaneously published by: The Junior Literary Guild
Publication Date: 1932
List: Junior Literary Guild

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Description

Far up in the north is Norway, the strangest country in the world and so crowded with mountains, forests, trolls, red-capped gnomes, and Hulder-maidens that only a few human people have room to live there.

In this country there is a forest, and in the middle of the forest a small boy was living. His name was Ola, his eyes were light blue, his hair fair and rough and his face was rosy from much fresh air.

One day he went skiing, and before he returned to his home he had a great many unusual adventures. He went to a wedding with friends, then he joined a peddler and visited Lapland. At a fishing village on the Arctic Ocean he stopped and worked, pulling cods from the water all day long, until spring came suddenly and the cods went off to sea, when Ola set sail for home. He took with him a fine supply of eiderdown, fish and coliver oil!

In this lovely picture-story book Mr. and Mrs. d'Aulaire have given a true glimpse of the varied life in Norway, and at the same time they have recorded their own affection for that strange northern land.

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