“Godt Nyttar” ~ Happy New Year in Norwegian!
In December 2017 I created a retelling of this well-loved Norwegian Christmas tale as part of a Winter Tales program for Bear Valley Lodge. I decided to make a slight change: The Troll Invasion takes place on The Night of the Great Winter Feast. And as we storytellers do, I took a few more liberties in the telling. I hope you’ll enjoy this version of “The Cat on the Dovrefjell.” BTW–This telling is dedicated to my great niece and nephews–Soli, Rane & Darwin–who are descendants of Norwegian immigrants.
Download the audio file (right-click and select “save link as”).
Here is a link to some of the earliest traditional versions of the story, published in the mid 1800’s!
And here is a map of Norway. Can you find the Dovrefjell (click the map to enlarge)? Look for Doverfields on this map…