The Good Master written and Illustrated by Kate Seredy. She was a Hungarian-born writer and illustrator of children's books. She won the Newbery Medal once, the Newbery Honor twice, the Caldecott Medal once, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.
And NORSE CONTENT! OP: "very basic comparison between Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, & Finnish languages from the Stand Still. Stay Silent webcomic (which is set in a post-apocalyptic Scandinavia)" (with cats.