D Is For Dala Horse: A Nordic Countries Alphabet (Discover The World)
by Kathi-jo Wargin. Illustrated by Renee Graef
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 Denmark—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.Hardcover, 40 pages, 2010. 11.3 by 10.1 inches.