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Peter Christen Asbjørnsen & Jørgen Engebretsen Moe

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen & Jørgen Engebretsen Moe

Peter Christen Asbjørnsen & Jørgen Engebretsen Moe were a teacher and minister, friends from adolescence and both passionate about folk tales. They collected oral folk tales from rural Norwegians in the mid 19th century and rewrote them in a poetic style that has made them recognised both in their native Norway and worldwide as much-loved storytellers.

21 min read

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

A young girl breaks her promise, and must voyage east of the sun and west of the moon to recover her love.

13 min read

The Giant Who Had No Heart In His Body

A brother sets off to rescue his siblings who have been turned to stone by a giant.

10 min read

Taper Tom

Taper Tom sets off on a quest to make an unhappy Princess laugh.

11 min read

The Twelve Wild Ducks

A sister cannot speak, laugh or cry for years, in order to save her twelve brothers.

30 min read

The Master Maid

A stubborn young prince goes to work for an evil troll, and falls in love with a maid.

12 min read

The Cat Who Could Eat So Much

The story of a cat who literally eats everything in sight, even the moon!

11 min read

Bushy Bride

Two siblings face a cruel stepmother. What will they do to protect one another?

13 min read

The Seven Foals

Cinderlad is lazy, until he meets a King that will put him to the test!