Grand Granny does what she feels like, when she feels like it and doesn’t worry about what other people think.
Fanney Þóra loves spending time with Granny as you never know what might happen.

Grand Granny and the hidden people

In this second book Granny and Fanney Thora go see granny’s friend in Hveragerði. On Midsummer night’s eve Fanney Þóra finds a magic rock that enables her to travel to the land of the hidden people. Over there everything is in uproar because Blæheiður, the queen of the elves has been kidnapped by a terrible ogre.
Granny and Fanney Thora need their wits about them to get out of this one.

Illustrated by Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir


Grandpa the mighty and the awful ogresses
Grandpa is not only extremely strong but also extremely resourceful. Magni’s parents are always very busy and when grandpa invites him on a road trip in the old Bedford he jumps at the chance to have fun with grandpa. In Þrengslin a storm breaks out with such noise and lights that it wakes two ogre sisters that have been sleeping for the last millennia. And newly woken ogresses are hungry and love nothing more than tender little boys for breakfast.

It’s just as well that Grandpa knows a thing or two about ogres.

Grandpa the mighty is a new character from Jenný or J.K. Kolsöe. Just like Grand Granny, Grandpa the mighty deals with being from the Icelandic folklore with humour and cleverness.

Illustrated by Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir

Grand Granny and the trolls in Trölladyngja
ammaOthekka3dSmallGranny is an artist and gets a lot of her inspiration from the magnificent Icelandic nature. Fanney Þóra and Granny go up to Trölladyngja (Troll lair) where they intend to camp for a week. But the Icelandic nature is restless and suddenly Fanney Þóra and Granny find themselves in the middle of a volcanic eruption. Things look rather terrifying but then they get help from an unexpected source.

Illustrated by Bergrún Íris Sævarsdóttir

The first in a series for young readers where Granny and Fanney Þóra meet all kinds of creatures and people from Icelandic folk lore.



About the author:
Jenný Kolsöe was born in Reykjavík. She loves telling stories to her grandchildren and wanted to share them with other children as well.