The Son of the Sun and the Daughter of the Moon: A Saami Folktale

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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When the fiery sun demands the moon's daughter as a bride for his son, the moon hides the child with a kindly old couple on a remote island. Later, when she is discovered again by the son of the sun, she flees to the house of the Brother of the Northern Lights, where she falls in love with Luminias. But their happiness does not last long, as Vanish unwittingly enables the sun to take a bitter vengeance.

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User Review  - jpons - LibraryThing

This was a very fascinating folklore. This tale comes from a Saami tale. It is about the daughter of the moon and the son of the sun. The son, Solvake, wants to marry Vanishia, daughter of the moon ... Read full review

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User Review  - ecosborne - LibraryThing

When the sun' son wants to marry the sun believes that the moon's daughter is the best choice. However the moon refuses and hides her daughter away from the sun. When the daughter grows older the sun ... Read full review

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