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Mari, Our Little Norwegian Cousin

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Mari, Our Little Norwegian Cousin by Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade is a charming children's book that offers readers a glimpse into the life of a young girl living in Norway. The story follows Mari as she goes about her daily routines, from helping her family on their farm to celebrating traditional holidays.

Wade does a wonderful job of portraying Mari's personality and the customs of her culture in a way that is both informative and engaging. The illustrations throughout the book are beautifully done and help to bring the story to life.

Overall, Mari, Our Little Norwegian Cousin is a delightful read that is perfect for young readers who are interested in learning about different cultures. It is a heartwarming tale that teaches valuable lessons about family, community, and the importance of tradition.

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"Long before Columbus discovered America, there were brave men in the north of Europe who dared to sail farther out upon the unknown waters of the Atlantic than any other people in the world. These daring seamen were called Vikings. Their home was the peninsula of Scandinavia, now ruled over by one king, although divided into two distinct countries, Norway and Sweden.

Many of our Norwegian cousins have come to America to make a new home for themselves where the sun shines more warmly and the winds blow less keenly. Their fair-haired children are growing up amongst us, showing us the qualities their parents most admire. Be brave, be honest, be kind to all creatures, be faithful to every little duty,—these are the lessons they have been taught from babyhood, as well as their brothers and sisters who have not as yet ventured far from the land they love so well,—the land of rapid-flowing rivers, deep, dark bays, and narrow valleys.... Come with me to-day to the home of one of these blue-eyed cousins and join her for a while in her work and play."

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