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  3. Rosi Biber
    Dec 24 - 2:32 am

    I recently saw a documentary of the story of Gryla and her sons on TV. It was read from a beautiful picture book. I cannot find it on the internet, unfortunately. Would you by any chance know where I could get it or whom to contact? I live in the US. Thanks for any feedback. With kind regards Rosi Biber

  4. Pu
    Dec 24 - 3:07 am

    Hi Rosi,

    I’m not sure, but you may be referring to one of Brian Pilkington‘s children books based on stories from Icelandic folklore that are very popular. I don’t know which book was shown in the documentary. Some of these books can be found on online stores like Amazon, which I am sure is the most convenient way to buy them if you reside in the US.

    Hope it helped!

  5. Pu
    Dec 24 - 3:13 am

    Nordicstore.net, has also a few of them and they ship to the US, but it’s definitely more expesive than Amazon.

  6. Rosi Biber
    Dec 24 - 12:51 pm

    Thanks, Pu, I tried Amazon earlier but got no hit. I will however try a search under Brian Pilkington who was the illustrator shown in the documentary. As a last option I will contact Nordicstore. I think the stories are beautiful and relative unknown in the rest of the world.
    Thank you very much for your help and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Rosi

  7. Rosi Biber
    Dec 24 - 12:59 pm

    Hi PU, I think I found it under Brian Pilkington and have already put the order in to Amazon. Hope it is the right one. The internet is great, even for a grandmother like me. Brgds Rosi

  8. Pu
    Dec 24 - 3:49 pm

    Glad to know you found the books and were able to order them!

    Best wishes to you and your loved ones, Rosi!

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  10. Yule Lads Reloaded
    Dec 12 - 4:15 am

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  11. Jose Antonio-Barcelona
    Dec 12 - 2:05 pm

    Gryla appears in the opening song of the soundtrack of “Dreamland” by Valgeir Sigurdsson for the film of Andri Snaer Magnason and ,in this context ,she is really scary.

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