John Bauer - The Magician’s Cape - “Alvida did not touch any of the fruit herself. She let it fall, piece by piece, and tired and thirsty travelers came along, picked up a pear or an apple, and blessed the gift.
The Princess and the Troll Sons, from The Boy and the Trolls, by John Bauer. ""Look at them," urged the troll mother. "Look at my sons. Handsomer trolls can't be found this side of the moon. But then of course, they take after their mother.
: Let us not forget John Bauer - This reminds me a lot of my childhood. My family kept a book called "Bland Tomtar och Troll" (Among Gnomes and Trolls) which revealed a rich and delightful world of Scandinavian fantasy.