Grandpa always said Viking children never cried; they howled, screamed, bellowed – but did not cry! In Iceland 1935, Didda and her two sisters, Sissi and Lilla, have a childhood of adventure but learn difficult life lessons. Like their Viking ancestors, their life is full of trolls and Hidden People and the daily chores around the farm. Life in the remote fjords of Iceland was one of danger, hard work and joy. Trolls and Hidden Folk were as real as the struggles with Iceland’s meanest cow and sheep shearing skirmishes. This enchanting story of a strong-willed young girl viewing life as a great adventure while facing the realities of fear and death was inspired by the author’s own childhood experience. The author’s description of Iceland provide the reader with such realistic detail the landscape comes alive.
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