Spring 2007

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The Penfield reprinting of NORWEGIAN TROLL TALES by Joanne Asala is now available. These trolls certainly found homes in quick order on American bookshelves. This title is ideal for older children and adults. One of its most popular features is a wonderful series of illustrations by Theodor Kittelsen (1857-1914), the Norwegian artist who was a master of drawing trolls. Among the first artists to depict these fanciful creatures, Kittelsen created images that are now classic of fairytale illustration, beloved by readers of all ages.

 Order your copy from this reprinting of NORWEGIAN TROLL TALES today at $12.95.

Popular demand has also led Penfield to reprint PROVERBS FROM THE NORTH: WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE VIKINGS. Translated from the Icelandic by Joanne Asala, this handsome volume contains bold illustrations of Viking artifacts that first appeared in the 1889 book called “The Viking Age.”


At $10.95 retail, WORDS OF WISDOM FROM THE VIKINGS contains some surprisingly contemporary advice!

For those of you who avoid trolls and prefer to cook, Penfield has created a new stocking stuffer, TEXAS COOKOFF. Available at $6.95 retail ($10.95 postpaid), this handy book features recipes from Carol Blakely, one of America’s foremost experts on southwestern cuisine. Some great classic recipes are included, drawn from Carol’s Jalape?o Caf?, the hottest little recipe website on the net. TEXAS COOKOFF also contains great recipes from Penfield’s 2006 title, STEWING IN TEXAS. If you haven’t had a chance to read STEWING IN TEXAS ($18.95 retail), you will enjoy this hilarious tale of a cookbook copyright lawsuit in which Carol Blakely rides to the rescue!

See Penfield’s home page and take a look at the new photographic web store of publisher-photographer Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret. These pages now contain “shopping carts” for easy ordering. Color prints, black-and-white and digital prints, and limited edition prints are all available. Each photograph is mounted in an archival mat and signed by the photographer. Recent work includes a series of photogram prints, all done in loving memory of Jordan Heusinkveld (1985?2003).

Thank you for your interest in Penfield Books. We welcome spring and the coming seasons with renewed enthusiasm.

Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret, publisher