"A fascinating, cohesive, and timely book. After a full, informative introduction, Tanghlerini gives us generous selections from five of Tang Kristensen's most productive informants...in tales rendered into fluent, vigorous, sometimes salty American-English."
"An exceptional addition to the "New Directions in Scandinavian Studies" series, this collection consists of two complementary components: a printed book that stands alone as an introduction to and exploration of Danish folklore, and comprehensive digital content stored on an accompanying DVD. . .This useful two-faceted work should generate much interest in multiple disciples, particularly Scandinavian and/or folklore. Recommended."
"A seminal work of truly impressive scholarship throughout. Erudite, extraordinarily well written, and very strongly recommended for academic library Folktale and Folklore collections."
-Jack Mason, Midwest Book Review
"...to the credit of Tangherlini, we now know that there is even more to be uncovered from the nineteenth century that might provide us with greater cultural and historical understanding of how common people reacted to social change and forged traditions of storytelling that we continue to shape, although we may be unaware of the role we are playing."
-Jack Zipes, Folklore