A Story of Sweden: The Gate Swings In
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By Nora Burglon
5.5" x 8.5", 216 pages, Perfect-bound softcover, all new illustrations, ISBN 978-1-892857-26-2
$13.95 per copy up to 9. $11.00 per copy for 10 or more.
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A Story of Sweden: The Gate Swings In, by Nora Burglon, is a great companion to her book, A Story of Denmark: Sticks Across the Chimney. Nora has a wonderful way of interweaving Swedish history and the hardships of living in a rugged land with the mystery and intrigue experienced by a young orphan girl. Nora once again demonstrates her creative ability to bring a wonderful set of values and inner spirit to her characters.
Minda and her intelligent, crafty goat try to earn enough money for her winter schooling. As Minda tries to earn money, she has frequent talks with a wise Tomte (elf) and encounters a huldran (forest creature). She has the fortitude to go forward in the midst of all kinds of struggles and hardships. It's also a book about friendship and the love of land and animals.
About the Illustrator:
While in high school in Rochester NY, Julie Marino apprenticed with the acclaimed illustrator, Dick Luby. Having a love for art and a passion for illustration, Julie went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art and Certification to teach Art K-12 from Nazareth College of Rochester. During her college years she trained each summer with six of America's top illustrators. She has illustrated for companies, museums and places of education. She currently resides in Westminster, CO with her husband and two children.