Legend of the Nisse and Tomte

A nisse (usually Norwegian) and a tomte (usually Swedish) are similar characters. They are both solitary, mischievous domestic sprites responsible for the protection and welfare of the farmstead and its buildings. Tomte literally means “homestead man” and is derived from the word tomt which means homestead or building lot. Nisse is derived from the name… More Legend of the Nisse and Tomte

Becoming Astrid

If you were to read a typical biography of Astrid Lindgren it would say when she was born, when she died, and how in the years in between she became one of the top writers in the world starting with her Pippi Longstocking books. (Read more about Pippi below.) But there is oh so much… More Becoming Astrid