BOOKS WITH EUROPEAN CHARACTERS
Given below is a list of books with European characters. I have tried to include books which would give a glimpse into different European cultural backgrounds.
Please use your own discretion when selecting the book for your kid/family.
I have listed the name of the country next to the book link, either the main character lives in that country or has links to it.
The Secret Garden – England
The Midwife’s Apprentice – England
Shakespeare’s Scribe – England
The Book Thief – Germany
Anne Frank : The Diary of a Young Girl – Germany
Echo – Germany
The Inquisitor’s Tale – France
Number the Stars – Denmark
Sister Bear: A Norse Tale – Denmark
Tales from a Finnish Tupa – Finland
The Miracle Dogs of Portugal – Portugal
Isabel Saves the Prince – Spain
Heidi – Switzerland
The Clown of God – Italy
Maya’s World: Angelina of Italy – Italy
Brundibar – Czech
Nail Soup – Sweden
King Matt the First – Poland
Gris Grimly’s Tales from the Brothers Grimm – 41 folk tales from Europe