Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812-85) and Jørgen Moe (1813-82) were the first to collect and write down Norwegian folk tales.
Their great achievement was to create a style which preserved the verve and the ripe humour of the tales that were living
in the woods and the valleys. Thanks to their work, Norwegian popular speech appeared in writing for the first time.
Why the Bear has no tail
The three Billy Goats Gruff
The Princess who always had to have the final Word
The seventh Father of the House
The Man who kept House
The Mysterious Box
The House Mouse and the Country Mouse
The Doll in the Grass
Little Frikk and his Fiddle
The Fox as Shepherd