The Yule Lads
Gifts left in shoes, milk disappearing from the fridge, mysterious figures whisking into the shadows … at Christmas time in Iceland this can mean only one thing – the Yule Lads are back in town!
Over the centuries the Icelanders have developed a highly unusual set of Yuletide traditions, from the food they eat – smoked lamb, rotten skate and leaf bread – to their colourful folklore featuring the giant troll Grýla, her thirteen rascally sons, and that huge, hungry feline – the Yule Cat.
The Yule lads gives readers of all ages a delightful insight into the history, customs and characters of Christmas in Iceland.
Artist Brian Pilkington is the author and illustrator of this and many other children’s books. Available in English and German.