The Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads
This modernized version of the Icelandic Yule Lad tale brings new life to this very old story. After accidentally being seen by a human, Stekkjastaur finds he must rely on a young Shepherd boy to keep his secret. He gives a gift just to protect his troll reputation, but the little boy’s happiness made him happy as well. He learns that one of the greatest gifts you can receive is the joy in giving to someone else. One by one, the Yule Lads each take a break from his own mischief, and each one learns the happiness gained from gift-giving. Even from a source as unlikely as a troll, a selfish act wrapped up in the Christmas spirit can grow into something wonderful.
Format: 8.5 x 8.5 Color Paperback, 46 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Mar 12, 2015)
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General