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D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet (Discover the World)

Press: Sleeping Bear Press (September 25, 2010)
Publication Date:2010-9
Author Name:Wargin, Kathy-Jo; Graef, Renee;


Located in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, the Nordic Countries/Territories are comprised of Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and Aland. 
And while they may share a region and some traditions, each has its own distinct geography, history, and heritage.
Explore Greenland where, contrary to its name, more than 80 percent of the land is covered by an ice cap.
It is home to the polar bear, as well as walrus, reindeer, and seal.
Stop off in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmar - the statue of the Little Mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale can be found near the harbor.
Visit Sweden's lively Jokkmokk Winter Market which draws visitors from around the world, or sample the tasty fare of a Swedish smorgasbord.
D is for Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet gives young readers an A-Z tour.
Kathy-jo Wargin is the author of 45 books for children, including The Legend of Sleeping Bear.
Her many awards include an IRA Children's Choice Award for The Legend of the Loon and an IRA Teacher's Choice Award for Win One for the Gipper.
Kathy-jo lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
Renée Graef has illustrated more than 70 books for children.
The most well-known are the "Kirsten" books in the American Girl Collection and the "My First Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Renée lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, with her family.


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Comment List (Total:13)

  •     Wonderful sweet history and spelling lesson to share your heritage with grandchildren

  •     Makes you wish to visit the Nordic land!

  •     Love love love it for both kids and older readers who want to know the fascinating tidbits written in the margins. Beautiful artwork.

  •     Was a big hit

  •     Bought as gift. Nice illustrations.

  •     Awesome book! Gave it to my sons kindergarten teacher while visiting his class and talking about my homeland, Sweden.

  •     I love this idea, of a simple way to show 26 different bits of information about a theme, in this case, Nordic culture. My grandparents emigrated from Sweden, and I have been there to visit, and I love this way of sharing more with my own grandchildren. The illustrations are beautiful.

  •     D is for Dala Horse gives a great overview of traditions and places in the Nordic world. I want my Grandchildren to understand their heritage better. Someday, they will get a Dala horse of their own.

  •     A book for my grand daughter...she loves the color

  •     Wonderful book to prepare for a trip or to share after a trip to Scandinavia. Also can use with young people to discuss ancestry. Beautiful illustrations. Can be read briefly with main highlights for young children or in depth with detailed explanations for independent readers.

  •     I bought 2 of them for my granddaughters, Love the pictures on each page teaching the ABC's

  •     We're always looking for books which are less mainstream. This one is fantastic. Great exposure to Nordic culture and art.

  •     Haha it doesn't rhyme and the letters are odd, but it's cute!


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