The Sampo

by James Baldwin

Description:  Far away in the Frozen Land in the long ago time a master wizard forged the wonderous sampo or mill of fortune, which ground out all sorts of treasures and gave wealth and power to its owner. This story, retold from the Finnish Kalevala, tells of the making of this mill and the adventures of the heroes who sought to gain possession of it.

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Ages:  11-14
Length:  302 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback),
                     Color (ebook)
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-039-0
Genres:  Finnish Literature, Hero Tales

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Table of Contents

1. The Mistress and Minstrel 
2. The Maid of Beauty 
3. The Graybeard and His Son 
4. The Wicked Hornet 
5. The Tree of Magic 
6. The Smithy 
7. The Tempest 
8. The Recipe 
9. The Caldron 
10. The Forging of the Sampo 
11. The Homesick Hero 
12. The Unfinished Boat 
13. The Land of Tuonela 
14. The Hag of the Rock 
15. The Hero's Return 
16. The Wisdom Keeper 
17. The Launching 
18. The Maid of the Morning
19. The Unexpected Journey

20. The Friendly Rivals
21. The Barking Dogs 
22. The Old Man's Wooing 
23. The Field of Serpents 
24. The Great Pike 
25. The Bridegroom's Triumph 
26. The Wedding Feast 
27. The Home Coming 
28. The Slave Boy 
29. A Dreadful Vengeance 
30. The Golden Maiden 
31. The Famine 
32. The Weeping Ship 
33. The Kantele 
34. The Triumph of Music 
35. The Flight 
36. The Pursuit 
37. The Fate of the Sampo

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