Lise Lunge-Larsen - book author
Lise Lunge-Larsen is the author of books: Gifts from the Gods: Ancient Words and Wisdom from Greek and Roman Mythology, The Troll With No Heart in His Body and other Tales of Trolls, from Norway, The Hidden Folk: Stories of Fairies, Dwarves, Selkies, and Other Secret Beings, The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God, The Race of the Birkebeiners, Noah's Mittens, Seven Ways to Trick a Troll, Legend of the Lady Slipper
Did you know that “museums” were initially temples built to worship the nine muses, the goddesses of the arts? That “Janus” was the god of the doorways and hallways, and we have named our janitors after him?
Where did these words — and other words, such as chaos, genius, nemesis, panic, echo, and narcissus — come from? From the ancient stories of the Greeks — stories that rang so true and wise that the names of the characters have survived for centuries as words we use every day. The brief stories here not only impart the subtle wisdom of these ancient tales, but make us understand the words, and our own world, more deeply.
With one of the world’s oldest tales as its setting, Noah’s Mittens is an inventive and humorous book about the miracles taking place all around us—even with the most ordinary things, like wool and water.
Patience, kindness, courage, and quick thinking—what works against trolls are the best things about being human. Taken from a wide range of historical and international sources, Seven Ways to Trick a Troll will delight and entertain imaginations of all ages.