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The race of the Birkebeiners

by Lise Lunge-Larsen

  • 316 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Norway.
    • Subjects:
    • Haakon IV Haakonsson, King of Norway, 1204-1263 -- Legends.,
    • Haakon IV Haakonsson, King of Norway, 1204-1263 -- Legends.,
    • Folklore -- Norway.

    • About the Edition

      Tells how the infant Prince Hakon is rescued by men fiercely loyal to his dead father, who ski across the rugged mountains in blizzard conditions to save him from his enemies, the Baglers.

      Edition Notes

      Statementwritten by Lise Lunge-Larsen ; illustrated by Mary Azarian.
      GenreLegends.
      ContributionsAzarian, Mary, ill.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ8.1.L9735 Rac 2001
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (unpaged) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6791077M
      ISBN 100618103139
      LC Control Number00053977
      OCLC/WorldCa45668831

      The American Birkebeiner (or Birkie) is the largest cross-country ski race in North America, and one of the debuted in and was a founding member of the Worldloppet federation of cross-country ski marathons. The two premier events are the 50 km (31 mi) freestyle and the 55 km (34 mi) classic races from Cable to Hayward, year more t skiers participate in Country: United States. The Race of the Birkebeiners. by Lise Lunge-Larsen Illustrated by Mary Azarian Published by Houghton Mifflin, 32 pages ISBN: Ages 6 - 9. Cross-country skiers gather in Hayward, Wisconsin, each winter to test their skill in the annual American Birkebeiner ski race.

        The Birkebeiners were just one of many political parties that existed during this time. However, by , there were only two major powers left on the scene: the Birkebeiners, who supported King Håkon Sverresson, and the Baglers, who supported King Philippus. The Birkie provides year-round, healthy, active lifestyle events for thousands of adventurous spirits of all ages and abilities. Ski. Run. Bike. Live!

      *“Engaging Azarian’s finely detailed woodcut illustrations, hand-tinted with watercolors, capture the serene snow-covered landscape In direct and compelling prose, Lunge-Larsen recounts how the two Birkebeiners most renowned for their skiing ability forge ahead.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review It is the year , and deep in the snow-covered mountains and valle Author: Lise Lunge-Larsen.   Birkebeiner book. Read 17 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Norway, Birkebeiner is a story of motherhood and war. Inga, wife of /5.


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The race of the Birkebeiners by Lise Lunge-Larsen Download PDF EPUB FB2

In direct and compelling prose, Lunge-Larsen recounts how the two Birkebeiners most renowned for their skiing ability forge ahead.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review It is the yearand deep in the snow-covered mountains and valleys of Norway, the fiercest warriors in the land struggle to /5(24).

Title: The Race of the Birkebeiners Author: Lise Lunge-Larsen Illustrator: Mary Larsen Genre: Legend Theme(s): Customs/Beliefs, Bravery, Care Opening line/sentence: The Birkebeiners were the fiercest and bravest warriors that ever lived in Norway.

Brief Book Summary: The birkebeiners skied the mountains and valleys of Norway through storms and all to protect baby Prince Håkon/5. *“Engaging Azarian’s finely detailed woodcut illustrations, hand-tinted with watercolors, capture the serene snow-covered landscape In direct and compelling prose, Lunge-Larsen recounts how the two Birkebeiners most renowned for their skiing ability forge ahead.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review It is the yearand deep in the snow-covered mountains and valleys of Brand: HMH Books.

Get this from a library. The race of the Birkebeiners. [Lise Lunge-Larsen; Mary Azarian] -- Tells how the infant Prince Hakon is rescued by men fiercely loyal to his dead father, who ski across the rugged mountains in blizzard conditions to save him from his enemies, the Baglers.

Take a slice of engaging medieval history, add beautiful and evocative artwork, and you have The Race Of The Birkebeiners. Based on Sturla Tordsson's account of the escape and rescue of Norway's future King Hakon, written inLise Lunge-Larsen has authored a compelling picture book that's sure to mesmerize youngsters with its powerful story.5/5(5).

The Race of the Birkebeiners by Lise Lunge-Larsen and Mary Azarian. Cross-country skiers gather in Hayward, Wisconsin, each winter to test their skill read more.

Cross-country skiers gather in Hayward, Wisconsin, each winter to test their skill in the annual American Birkebeiner ski race. *“Engaging Azarian’s finely detailed woodcut illustrations, hand-tinted with watercolors, capture the serene snow-covered landscape In direct and compelling prose, Lunge-Larsen recounts how the two Birkebeiners most renowned for their skiing ability forge ahead.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review It is the yearand deep in the snow-covered mountains and valleys of.

The Race of the Birkebeiners (Book): Lunge-Larsen, Lise: When they went into battle they wore no costly armor, just birchbark wrapped around their legs, and so they were called Birkebeiners, which means Birchleggers.

It is the yearand deep in the snow-covered mountains and valleys of Norway the fiercest warriors in the land struggle to ski a baby to safety. THE RACE OF THE BIRKEBEINERS Lise Lunge-Larsen, Author, Mary Azarian, Illustrator, illus. by Mary Azarian. Houghton $16 (32p) ISBN Buy this book.

Based on a account. Based on the actual historical event, a lavishly illustrated bed-time story for your little Vikings: Inthe king of Norway died. His queen was left in a dangerous and politically volatile situation, as their son, crown-prince Haakon, was only a baby/5. Norwegian-born storyteller Lunge-Larsen (The Troll With No Heart in His Body,etc.) and Caldecott Medalist Azarian (A Gardener's Alphabet,etc.) combine their considerable talents to retell a dramatic true story of the Norwegian Birkebeiners ("Birchleggers"), a group of medieval peasant warriors who wrapped birchbark around their legs in lieu of armor before going into battle.

Lise Lunge-Larson, award-winning author and storyteller, will be back by popular demand for a storytelling program at Redbery Books on Friday, February 26 at a.m. Her book, The Race of the Birkebeiners is the story of the Birkebeiners, the "birchleggers," who saved the infant Prince Hakon by skiing across the mountains of Norway in the dead of winter in Race of the Birkebeiners illustrated by Mary Azarian Houghton Mifflin, AgesISBN Reading Guide available from Minnesota Storytime.

When they went into battle they wore no costly armor, just birchbark wrapped around their legs, and so. The Race of the Birkebeiners, written by Lise Lunge-Larsen and illustrated by Mary Azarian is based on a saga from of the rescue of young prince Håkon, the most powerful king that Norway had during the Middle Ages.

The woodcut illustrations capture the time period beautifully along with the emotions of the various participants. InNorway’s baby prince is saved from certain murder in this true story of the warrior skiers who risked their lives one cold winter night.

The sun is shining more strongly now and the first of the brave birds are beginning to trill in the mornings. Yet I cannot let the winter pass without one more snuggly reading of The Race of the Birkebeiners by Lise Lunge-Larsen and illustrated by Mary Azarian. The Birkebeiners were medieval Norwegian warriors, mostly peasants loyal to the king.

They were called “Birchleggers” after the. Title: The Race of the Birkebeiners Audience: Ages 5+ Cultural Origins The Race of the Birkebeiners is a Norweigan folktale. Author Lise Lunge-Larsen's picture book is based on an account in "Håkon Håkonsson's Saga" written by Sturla Tordsson in Summary The Birkebeiners were the fiercest and bravest warriors that ever lived in Norway.

The Race of the Birkebeiners. By: the fiercest warriors in the land struggle to ski a baby to safetyThis is a story of the Birkebeiners and how they saved the infant Prince Hakon by skiing across the mountains in the dead of winter.

It is an untold story of bravery and tenderness. About Us Bookseller Resources & Catalogs Book an. Books by Lise Lunge-Larsen. Lise's books are available from (or can be ordered by) all major booksellers.

A couple regional bookstores that have been especially supportive of Lise over the years include The Red Balloon Bookshop in St. Paul, MN and Redbery Books in Cable, WI. Main Street P.O. Box Hayward, WI Phone: Fax: Email: [email protected]

The Race of the Birkebeiners (Book): Lunge-Larsen, Lise: Tells how the infant Prince Hakon is rescued by men fiercely loyal to his dead father, who ski across the rugged mountains in blizzard conditions to save him from his enemies, the Baglers.They race as the only way to save a child prince and bring peace to their country.

Here is a true story of both bravery and tenderness. Lunge-Larsen's dramatic telling is direct and mesmerizing. Mary Azarian's strong woodcuts capture the warmth and reggedness of medieval life. A book the whole family will enjoy. Ages (& up). Paperback.The Race of the Birkebeiners. Average rating: 3 out of 5 stars, based on 2 reviews 2 ratings.

This is a great book for young and old readers to learn about the history of Prince Hakon and the tales of his escape. Genre: Folklore, Legends THis story is about the legend of the King of Norway and the ski race that is held each year in 3/5(2).