Scandinavian Discussion Group – 1998 Bibliography from Exhibit

English Translations of Norwegian Children’s Books
A bibliography for, “Trolls, Mrs. Pepperpot and Beyond: Celebrating Norwegian Children’s Books,”
a traveling exhibit by Capital Children’s Museum, Washington, D.C.
Bob Evans, Curator

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English Translations of Norwegian Children’s Books

  • Nina Ring Aamundsen: Two short and one long.
    Houghton Mifflin, NY. 90.
  • Hans Aanerud: Lisbeth Longfrock/ Little Sidsel Longskirt.
    Boston, USA 07. Dent, London 40.
  • Hans Aanerud: Sidsel Longskirt and Solve Suntrap.
    Philadelphia, USA. London.
  • Hans Aanerud: Solve Suntrap.
    GB 26.
  • Rune Belsvik: Kissing in the wind.
    Groundwood Books, Can. 89.
  • Haakon Bjørklid: The very hungry cat.
    Methuen, GB 74.
  • Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: A happy boy.
    Macmillan, NY 32.
  • Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson: Sunny hill.
    Macmillian, NY 32.
  • Else Breen: Martin Meeker and Pauline Lagrande.
    Annick Press, Can. 89.
  • Tor Åge Bringssværd: The blue people and the lonesome people.
    Scand. Review 79.
  • Reidar Brotkorb: The gold coin.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 60.
  • Jan Magnus Bruheim: Kauto from Kautokeino.
    Noregs boklag, NO 66.
  • Berit Brænne: Boy of the mountains.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 60.
  • Berit Brænne: Little Brother Tom.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 60.
  • Berit Brænne: Little sister, Tai-mi.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 64. Macmillan, NY 64.
  • Berit Brænne: Reindeer boy.
    Methuen, GB 72.
  • Berit Brænne: Trina finds a brother.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 62. Macmillian, GB 63.
  • Haakon Christensen: Little Bruin and Per.
    Abingdon, Cokesbury 62.
  • Lars Saabye Christensen: Herman.
    White Pine Press, NY 92.
  • Rolf Døcker: Marius.
    Brockhampton Press, GB 70
  • Thorbjørn Egner: Karius and Bakus.
    Bobbs-Merill, USA 62. Thomas Nelson & Sons, 63.
  • Thorbjørn Egner: The singing town.
    Methuen, GB 59. Macmillian, NY 59.
  • Thorbjørn Egner: When the robbers came to Cardamon Town.
    ISBN 82-02-13977-5. Cappelen 1993.
  • Paul Lorck Eidem: Peter Magpie.
    Murray, GB 47. Musson, Can. 47
  • Paul Lorck Eidem: Peter Magpie and Clarence Crow.
    Murray, GB 49.
  • Halvor Floden: Frick.
    Augsburg Publ. House, USA 26.
  • Babbis Friis-Baastad: Don’t take Teddy.
    Schribners, NY 67.
  • Babbis Friis-Baastad: Kjersti.
    Branner & Korch, 62.
  • Babbis Friis-Baastad: Wanted. A horse.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 72.
  • Babbis Friis-Baastad: Word of honour.
    Max Parrish, GB 60.
  • Jostein Gaardner: The Christmas mystery.
    GB 96.
  • Jostein Gaardner: The Solitary mystery.
    GB 96.
  • Jostein Gardner: Sophie’s world.
    Orion, GB 95.
  • Eva Glad: Peter and Kari.
    Allen & Unwin, 64.
  • Klaus Hagerup: Kristin and Håkon and the Olympic torch.
    Aschehoug 1993.
  • Leif Hamre: Blue two-bail out.
    Univ of London Press, GB 61. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Can. 61.
  • Leif Hamre: Contact lost.
    Brockhampton Press, GB 65. Harcourt Brace, NY 68.
  • Leif Hamre: Edge of disaster.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 61.
  • Leif Hamre: Leap into danger.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 60.
  • Leif Hamre: Operation Arctic.
    Brockhampton Press, GB 73. Atheum Publishing, USA 73.
  • Leif Hamre: Otter three two calling.
    Univ. of London Press, GB 60. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Can. 60.
  • Leif Hamre: Perilous wings.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 62.
  • Leif Hamre: Ready for take off.
    Univ. of London Press, GB 62. Fitzhenry &Whiteside, Can. 62.
  • Marie Hamsun: A Norwegian family.
    Lippincott, USA 34.
  • Marie Hamsun: A Norwegian farm.
    Lippincott, USA 33.
  • Tormod Haugen: Keeping secrets.
    Harper Collins Publishers, USA 94.
  • Tormod Haugen: The nightbirds.
    Delacorte Press 82. Williaem Collins, GB 85.
  • Tormod Haugen: Zeppelin.
    Turton & Chambers, GB 91.
  • Torill Thorstad Hauger: Captured by the Vikings.
    Breakwater, Can 91.
  • Finn Havrevold: Maren’s little owl.
    Abelard Shuman: GB 60.
  • Finn Havrevold: A seat in the park.
    NRK 70.
  • Finn Havrehold: Summer adventrue.
    Abelard Shuman, GB 61.
  • Finn Havrevold: Undertow.
    Athenum, USA 68.
  • Stig Holmås: Apache pass.
    Spindlewood, GB 94.
  • Stig Holmås: Fire wagons.
    Spindlewood, GB 95.
  • Stig Holmås: Son-of-Thunder.
    Spindlewood, GB 90. Harbinger House, USA 93.
  • Zinken Hopp: The magic Chalk.
    David McKay, NY 60.
  • Marit Kaldhol/Wenche Øyen: Goodbye, Rune.
    Breakwater, Can. 87.
  • Trygve Bj. Klingsheim: Julius.
    Exley Publ., 1983.
  • Håkon Lie: The Squirrel Boy.
    Albert Whitman, usa 50. Frederick Mueller, GB 68.
  • Karin Lorentzen: Lanky Longlegs.
    Dent, GB 82. Atheneum, NY 83.
  • Johan Lunde: Talks with children.
    O.J. Haukeness.
  • Mette Newth: The abduction.
    Simon & Schuster, GB 89 / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, USA 89 / Collins publishers, Can 89.
  • Mette Newth: The little viking.
    Brockhampton Press, GB 73. Western Orienting House, USA 73.
  • Mette Newth: Stories from Norway.
    BBC, GB 74.
  • Philip Newth: Roly goes exploring.
    Collins, GB 80. Philomel, USA 80.
  • Mette Newth: Tiny Terror.
    Hudder & Stoghton, GB 75.
  • Harald Nordberg: Sofie and the rainbow.
    Dent, USA 78.
  • Harald Nordberg: Sofie and the tree.
    Dent, USA 79.
  • Johanna Bugge Olsen: Stray dog.
    Constable Young Books, GB 66.
  • Alf Prøysen: Christmas Eve at Santa’s.
    (Utg. i Sverige i 1993)
  • Alf Prøysen: Down the mousehole.
    McGraw Hll Book Comp, USA 65. Hutchinson Junior Books, GB 68.
  • Alf Prøysen: Little old Mrs. Peppperpot.
    Hutchinson Junior Books, GB 59. Puffin paperback Can; Aus; New Zea; GB, USA 77. Beaver Books, GB 84. Sparrow Books, 84.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot again.
    Hutchinson Junior Books, GB 60. Sparrow Books, 83.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot and the bilberries.
    Randon, GB 91.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot in the magic wood.
    Puffing Paperbacks, Penguin Books, Can, New Zeal.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot to the rescue.
    Hutchinson Junior Books, GB 63. Penquin, GB 80. Puffin Books, 84.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot’s busy day.
    Hutchinson Junior Books, GB 70.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot’s Christmas.
    Hutchinson, GB 72. Penguin, GB 81.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot’s outing.
    Beaver Books, GB 88. Puffin Books, 85.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot’s second omnibus.
    Hutchinson Junior Books, GB 75.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot’s Year.
    Puffin Books, 84.
  • Alf Prøysen: Mrs. Pepperpot and the macaroni / Mrs. Pepperpot at the bazar / Mrs. Pepperpot minds the baby / Mrs.Pepperpot and the hidden treasure.
    Hutchinson, London 87.
  • Alf Prøysen: The town that forgot it was Christmas.
    Burke, GB 65. Toronto, Can.
  • Ragde, Anne B.: Kristin and Håkon on the trail.
    Universitetsforlaget, 1993
  • Barabra Ring: Peik.
    Little Brown & Co, NY 32.
  • Barbara Ring: The Tomboy Cousin.
    Stokes, USA 27. Harrap, GB 27.
  • Bjørn Rongen: Anna of the bears.
    Methuen, GB 65/66. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, NY 67.
  • Bjørn Rongen: Olaf in the echoing cave.
    McGraw-Hill, USA 61. Methuen, GB 62.
  • Constance Weil Schram: Olaf Lofoten Fisherman
    Codmus, NY 40. Longmans Green & Co, GB 40.
  • Amund Schrøder: The bird that got left behind.
    Methuen, 59. Criterion Books, USA 68.
  • Gabriel Scott: Kari. A story of Kari Supper from Lindeland.
    Cadmus, NY 40. Doubleday, NY 31.
  • Sigurd Senje: Escape.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 64.
  • Aimeé Sommerfelt: Miriam.
    Criterion Books, NY 63.
  • Aimeé Sommerfelt: My name is Pablo.
    Criterion Books, NY 64.
  • Aimeé Sommerfelt: No easy way.
    Abelard Shumann, GB 67.
  • Aimeé Sommerfelt: The road to Agra.
    Univ. of London Press, GB 61. Criterion Books, NY 61, Scholastic Book Services, USA 64.
  • Aimeé Sommerfelt: The white bungalow.
    UP of London Press, GB 63.
  • Torvald Sund: The snowstorm.
    Breakwater, Can 85.
  • Ingvald Svinaas: Tom in the mountains.
    Oxfod Univ. Press, GB 61.
  • Frithjof Sælen: Snorrie the Seal.
    Blackie &Son, GB 61.
  • Jo Tenfjord: Beauty queen.
    Abelard Schuman, GB 61.
  • Jo Tenfjord: A husband for Hannah.
    Abelard Schuman, 63.
  • Jo Tenfjord: Olav’s potato field.
    Silver Burdett & Co, 68.
  • Vá, Leong: A letter to the king.
    Harper Collins, 1991.
  • Anne-Cath. Vestly: Aurora and Sokrates.
    Kestrel BOooks, 75. Thomas Y. Crowell, USA 77.
  • Anne-Cath. Vestly: Aurora and the little blue car.
    Longman Young Books, GB 74.
  • Anne-Cath .Vestly: Aurora in Holland.
    Kestrel Books, 76.
  • Anne-Cath. Vestly: Hello Aurora.
    Longman Young Books, 74. Puffin Books 77, 86. Thomas Y. Crowell, USA 74. Scholastic Book Services, USA.
  • Anne-Cath. Vestley: 8 children and a truck / 8 children move house / Eight children in winter / Eight children in a winter / Eight children and Rosie / Eight children and a Bulldozer.
    Methuen, 73,77/74/75/77/79.
  • Per Waage: Seal hunter.
    Coward McCann, NY 50’s.
  • Dikken Zwilgmeyer: Four cousins.
    Lothrop, Lee, Shephard & Co., USA 20’s.
  • Dikken Zwilgmeyer: Inger Johannes’s Lively doings / Little Northerners / What happened to Inger Johanne.
    Lothrop, Lee, Shephard & Co., USA.
  • Dikken Zwilgmeyer: Johnny Blosson.
    Pilgrim Press, USA.
  • Ødegård, Knut: Eagle’s blood.
    Penuma Press, 1987.

Fairy Tale Books

  • Asbjørnsen & Moe: East of the sun and west of the moon.
    Macmillian, NY 53. Constable & Co, GB 70.
  • Asbjørnsen og Moe: Folk and fairy tales.
    A.C. Armstrong & son, NY 1884.
  • Asbjørrnsen & Moe: Folk and Fairytales collection.
    Macmillian, NY 53.
  • Asbjørensen og Moe: The man who kept house.
    Macmillian, NY 1992.
  • Asbjørensen og Moe: Tales of the norseman: folk tales.
    Gyldenal, 1985.
  • Asbjørensen og Moe: A time for Trolls.
    Tanum-Norli, NO 77.
  • Bade, Helen & John: Norwegian fairytales.
    Am. Scand. Found., NY 24.
  • Brækstad, H.L.: The squire’s bride.
    Athenum, NY 75.
  • d’Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Parin: Norwegian fairytales.
    The Viking Press, NY 69.Dasent,
  • George Webb: East of the sun and west of the moon.
    Dover Publ.; Constable, NY 70
  • Dasent, George Webb: Popular tales from the north.
    Johnson Reprint Corp., USA 70.
  • Dasent, George Webb: The 3 billygoats’ gruff.
    Harcourt Brace, NY 57.
  • Dasent, George Webb: The Three Billy-Goats Gruff.
    Scholastic Book Services, 74.
  • Dasent, George Webb: The Three Billygoats Gruff.
    The Bodley Head, GB 71.
  • Haviland, Virginai: Favourite fairytales told in Norway.
    Little, Brown & Co, USA 67.
  • Kittelsen, Theodor: Soria Moria Castle: the adventure of the Ash Lad.
    Nils Hauff’s eftf., 1988.

Other English Translations of Norwegian Children’s Books

  • Alnæs, Karsten: The Boy from Duck River
    Translated by Rune Engebretsen; North Star Press, Minnesota, 1995. ISBN: 0-87839-102-9
  • Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen and Moe, Jørgen: Norwegian Folk Tales.
    Translated by Pat Shaw and Carl Norman; Pantheon Books, New York, 1982. ISBN: 0-394-71054-1
  • Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen and Moe, Jørgen: Norwegian Folk Tales, Volume One and Volume Two.
    Translated by Pat Shaw and Carl Norman; Grondahl Dreyes, Oslo, 1994. ISBN: 82-504-1915-4.
    Bringsværd, Tor Åge: Phantoms and Fairies.
    Translated by Pat Shaw; Tanum-Norli, Oslo, 1979. ISBN: 82-518-0853-7.
  • Egner, Thørnbjorn: Karius and Baktus.
    Translated by Mike Sevig and Turi Olderheim; Skandisk, Minneapolis, 1994. ISBN: 0-9615394-1-0.
  • Gaarder, Jostein: The Christmas Mystery.
    Translated by Elizabeth Rokkan; Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, 1996.
  • Gaarder, Jostein: Hello? Is Anybody There?
    Translated by James Anderson; Orion Children’s Books, UK, 1997.
  • Gaarder, Jostein: Sofie’s World.
    Translated by Paulette Moller; Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York, 1994.
  • Gaarder, Jostein: The Solitaire Mystery.
    Translated by Sarah Jane Hails; Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, New York 1996.
  • Hagebrink, Bodil: The Children From Tibet (Barna fra Tibet).
    Translated by P. Crampton; Blackie and Son, London, 1990.
  • Hagerup, Inger: Helter Skelter.
    Translated by Joan Tate. Pelham, London, 1979. ISBN: 0-720711983.
  • Hagerup, Inger: Where the Frogs Fly (Der Froskene flyr).
    Translated by Joan Tate; NRK, Oslo, 1970.
  • Hauger, Torill Thorstad: Captured by Vikings.
    Translated by Louis Muizner; Skandisk, Minneapolis, 1995. ISBN : 0-9615394-9-6.
  • Holmås, Stig: Apache Pass.
    Translated by Anne Born; Harbinger House, Boulder Colorado, 1996. ISBN : 1-57140-010-9.
  • Holmås, Stig: Fire Wagons.
    Translated by Anne Born; Spindlewood, Devon. Great Britain, 1995. ISBN: 0-907349-43-9.
  • Holmås, Stig: The People of the Rising Sun.
    Translated by Anne Born; Spindelwood, Devon, Great Britain, 1996. ISBN: 0-907349-38-2.
  • Hveberg, Harald: Of Gods and Giants: Norse Mythology.
    Translated by Pat Shaw; Aschehoug, Oslo, 1990. ISBN: 82-03-16442-0.
  • Moe, Jørgen: see Asbjørnsen, Peter Christen.
  • Murstad, Tomm: Skiing with Per and Kari (På ski med Per og Kari).
    Chicago Press, Chicago, 1955.
  • Newth, Mette: The Dark Light (Det mørke lyset).
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1998. ISBN: 0-374-31701-1.
  • Prøysen, Alf: The Goat that Learned to Count.
    Webster Publishing Co. St. Louis, 1961.
  • Prøysen, Alf: Mrs. Pepperpot Omnibus.
    Leopard Books, Random House, London, 1995. ISBN: 0-7529-0131-1.
  • Prøysen, Alf: Mrs. Pepperpot Stories.
    Red Fox Books, Random House, London, 1992 ISBN: 0-09-914121-3
  • Prøysen, Alf: Stories for Christmas.
    Beaver Books, Arrow Books limited, London, 1990 ISBN: 0-09-969430-7.
  • Prøysen, Alf: Stories for Summer.
    Beaver Books, Arrow Books limited, london, 1990. ISBN: 0-09-969050-0.
  • Undset, Sigrid: Happy Times in Norway.
    Knopf, New York, 1942/1956.
  • Undset, Sigrid: Sigurd and His Brave Companions (Sigurn og hans tapre Venner).
    Knopf, New York, 1943.

Separate Printed English Translations Available for Books Accompanying Exhibit

  • Austrem, Liv Marie: Twin Brother (Tvillingbror).
    Sample translation by James Anderson.
  • Austrem, Liv Marie: Twin Sister (Tvillingsøster).
    Sample translation by James Anderson.
  • Bringsværd, Tor Åge: The Northern Mythology (vår gamle gudel”re), Volumes 1 to 3.
    Sample translation by Robert Ferguson.
  • Fretheim, Tor: War, Peace and Butterflies (Kriegen, freden og sommer-fuglene).
    Sample translaton by Sverre Lynstad.
  • Haugen, Tomrod: George and Gloria (Georg og Gloria).
    Sample translation by Anne Born.
  • Hovland, Ragnard: Motorcycle in the Dark (Ein Motorsykkel I natta).
    Sample translation by Sverre Lyngstad.
  • Løveid, Cecilie: The Right Wind (Den riktige vind).
    Sample translation by Ann Born.
  • Løveid, Cecile: Little Millie and Little Mollie in the Deep Woods Theater (Lille Pille og Lille Fille I den dype skogs teater).
    Sample translation by Anne Born.
  • Newth, Eirik: The Quest for Truth (Jakten på sannheten)
    Sample translation by James Anderson.
  • Økland, Einar: Walkman: Twelve Days of Music (Walkman: tolv dagar musikk).
    Sample translation by author.
  • Osland, Erna: Crosswords (Kryssord).
    Sample translation by Jo Ann Bennell.
  • Scheen, Kjersti: The Moon Fairy (Månefeen).
    Sample translation by Jo Ann Bennell.
  • Sortland, Bjørn: Red, Blue and a Little Bit of Yellow (Raudt, blatt of littl gult).
    Sample translation by James Anderson.