What are the best books written by Scandinavian and Nordic authors?

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    #1Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking
    Pippi Longstocking is a children's book by the Swedish writer Asterid Lingren. It tells the adventurous story of the titular Pippi, a nine-year-old girl with freckles, red hair in pigtails, and superhuman strength.
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    Juan Dean
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Written by Swedish author Asterid Lingren, Pippi Longstocking tells the story of a nine year old girl, who with freckles and pigtails seems normal, but she has a secret. She has superhuman strength as well! A classic that's still fund to read today."
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    #2Let the Right One in

    Let the Right One in

    It recounts the unimaginable events in Blackberg such as the teenage boy who got murdered. Meanwhile, a twelve-year-old victim of bullying named Oskar hopes for revenge but also becomes bothered by a strange girl next door who only comes out at night.

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    Shaurya Mehra
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "An eye opening thriller that will leave you thoroughly creeped out. A great book that made it's rounds around the world. If you like being scared you'll love this."
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    #3The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium)
    The Girl Who Played with Fire is a novel about a computer hacker named Lisbeth. She is escaping an accusation of murders and she will only prove innocent if the journalist Mikael will help him.
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    Nathan Soto
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a great nordic book. If you want to support nordic authors check this out. "
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    #4The Brothers Lionheart

    The Brothers Lionheart

    The Brothers Lionheart is a fantasy fiction book for children which is written by Astrid Lindgren and illustrated by Ilon Wikland. This book tells the journey of two brothers after their death.

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    Angela Xu
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Its an interesting book for children. They are in the stage where they start to understand abstract reasoning, and this book helps them explore that area."
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    #5The Complete Fairy Tales

    The Complete Fairy Tales

    The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Lily Owens (Editor & Introduction), Arthur Rackham (Illustrator), and Hans Richter (Illustrator) is a classic children's book that features 159 famous tales.

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    Charvi Sen
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "A must have book for every family to have in their collection. So many wonderful stories to read. I think i enjoy it as much as my kids do! I can't wait each evening to read another story."
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    #6Sophie's World

    Sophie's World

    Sophie's World is a philosophical fiction novel written by Jostein Gaarder. This book was first published in 1991 by Berkley Books. It was originally written in Norwegian with the title Sofies Verden.

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    Sandra Villegas
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I like teachers, but I don't think I would find this very interesting. Although I think it is probably full of knowledge and experiences, I don't find it would be a good read."
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    #7The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest is the third and final book in the Millennium series. This international best-selling fiction thriller book is written by Stieg Larsson, and it was first published in 2007.

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    Samantha Little
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "A tale of revenge and moral issues, I feel that people of any country can identify on some level with the heroines predicament and challenges. It's a very suspenseful read, and caused me to question some of my own beliefs."
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    #8The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Bobby Hughes
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "loved the book very good read "
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    #9The Ugly Duckling

    The Ugly Duckling

    The Ugly Duckling is a children's picture book written by Hans Christian Andersen and illustration made by Jerry Pinkney which is a new adaptation of the story with the same title for the new generations of readers. 

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    Israel Jaramillo
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I've always been a fan of Scandinavian and Nordic authors, and this book is no different than most other work I've read from authors of the same area. This is a really good story for any kids to read if they are feeling a bit like they are outsiders or they don't belong. Understanding that many people feel that way and that life will get better if you have a positive outlook is a great message for young readers."
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    #10The Prose Edda

    The Prose Edda

    The Prose Edda is a classic medieval mythology fiction book written by Snorri Sturluson. This Scandinavian historical poetry book is about the ancient stories of Norse creation and it is first published in 1220.

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    Vivaan Bose
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Prose Edda is a good choice for Scandinavian and Nordic authors. There are a few others that you could read but this is going to be the best if you are looking for medieval mythology fiction. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. "
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    #11The Snow Queen

    The Snow Queen

    The Snow Queen is a classic fictional novel by Hans Christian Andersen and illustrated by T. Pym. The Snow Queen was published on November 5, 2002 by Everyman's Library.

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    Leonardo Mata
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The Snow Queen is my least favorite Hans Christian Anderson story. I think the plot is too convoluted for very young children to follow, but too simple for older children to get much enjoyment from."
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    #12Moominsummer Madness

    Moominsummer Madness

    Moominsummer Madness is a fantasy children's book written by Tove Jansson and translated by Thomas Warburton. Moominsummer Madness was published on February 28, 1994 by A & C Black.

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    Bruce Peterson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "There are so many good Nordic authors to choose from it's really hard to rank them all. Though a children's book, reading this as an adult brought me back in time. It's so well written and inspires such imagination. This is definitely in the top range for sure."
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    #13Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) is a Classic European literature fiction novel written by Sigrid Undset and translated by Tiina Nunnally. It was published September 27, 2005 by Penguin Classics.

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    #14Gunnar's Daughter (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

    Gunnar's Daughter (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

    Gunnar's Daughter (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) is a classic European Literature, Fiction Novel written by Sigrid Undset and translated by Arthur G. Chater. It was published April 1, 1998 by Penguin Classics.

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    Sharon Feng
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "As a huge fan of Norse mythology, I adored Gunnar's Daughter. It is based before Christianity became widespread in the Scandinavian area, which let me see how life and beliefs were before that time. The story is tragic and heartbreaking, but captivating and impossible to put down until the end. "
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    #15Pippi Goes on Board

    Pippi Goes on Board

    Pippi Goes on Board is a fantasy children's book written by Astrid Lindgren. Pippi Goes on Boardwas published in 1995 by Scholastic. It was first published in 1946.

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    Sai Sharma
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Pippi Goes on Board was written by Astrid Lindgren, who certainly fits the category of Scandinavian and Nordic authors. This was a very good book for kids and I have enjoyed sharing it with my kids and some of their friends."

Summary

Best What are the best books written by Scandinavian and Nordic authors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pippi LongstockingBooks 46 Paid
2Let the Right One inBooks 43 Paid
3The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium)Books 40 Paid
4The Brothers LionheartBooks 37 Paid
5The Complete Fairy TalesBooks 36 Paid
6Sophie's WorldBooks 34 Paid
7The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium)Books 27 Paid
8The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 22 Paid
9The Ugly DucklingBooks 13 Paid
10The Prose EddaBooks 9 Paid
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