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2021/12/03 18:31



イングリとエドガー・パーリン・ドーレア夫妻の北欧を舞台にした絵本です。

サーミ人の子ども、ラッセとリーセの暮らしを描いた絵本です。
たくさんのトナカイを引き連れて、放牧をしながら生活をしている北の国の放牧民の文化を感じながら、一年間の様子が描かれています。


どのページを開いても、美しい挿絵が描かれていて、ちょっとうっとりしてしまいます。
オーロラの国というのも、なんだかロマンチックですね。
子どもたちが、とってもかわいくて、冬の絵本におすすめの一冊です!


Children of the Northlights 
Contributor(s): D'Aulaire, Ingri (Author), D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin (Author)
EAN: 9780816679232
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: September 11, 2012
Copyright Date: 2012
Target Age Group: 04 to 08
Physical Info: 1.27 cms H x 29.97 cms L x 22.35 cms W (0.45 kgs) 40 pages

Publisher Marketing:
From the beloved authors of D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths and other classics comes a new edition of one of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaires's most beguiling children's books. Long out of print, Children of the Northlights introduces readers young and old to siblings Lise and Lasse and to the captivating Sami people and culture of northern Scandinavia. At times mischievous and at others quite courageous, Lisa and Lasse, and their Sami culture, are brought brilliantly to life in the d'Aulaires' illustrations.

This remarkable sister and brother live at the very top of Norway--to Lise and Lasse, seemingly at the very top of the world. All bundled up against the polar winter in their coats of fur and furry shoes, they look at times like two little bears rolling in the snow. Beneath the bright dancing of the northern lights, we follow Lise and Lasse as they enjoy the long winter days and polar nights: playing pranks on their family, chasing and playing with their reindeer Silverside and Snowwhitedeer, skiing, taking hot saunas to stay clean, and staying warm while snowstorms rage across the land. Lise and Lasse hunker down in their warm tent and wait for the sun to return, which, of course, it always does. When the sun comes back in spring, it's time to go to school in the village (which Lise and Lasse happily do only after instructing their dogs to take very good care of Silverside and Snowwhitedeer while they're away).

Inspired directly by a remarkable journey the d'Aulaires took to northern Europe and their time spent among the Sami, Children of the Northlights is a brightly illustrated portrait and celebration of the Sami people, culture, and snow-covered landscapes of the frozen north, from two of the twentieth century's greatest storytellers.