Kunnas, Mauri 1979
This is the first Mauri Kunnas book. It tells about the different elves that guarded the household buildings.
If the elves were treated with respect, they would behave and even help the people. But if they felt they were disrespected, the consequenses could be unimaginable.
Elves lived already before Santa Claus. Mostly they stayed
out of sight and appeared only night time. This is a book collects some of the
stories that were told about elves.
The landowner has enough of the fiddle playing and loses
temper, so does the elf. End result: no one sleeps.
This elf is used to getting bread from the matron of the
house. A new, greedy maid takes the bread and Feetu gets none. Needless to say
there was a huge mess afterward.
Other stories include: Home elf Sarapäkki, angry Elf woman, sauna Elf Nokinokka, grain elves fighting,Grain elf and buttons, barnelves new clothes, stable elf and beans, drying barn and bear, mill elf and elves Christmas.
Basically this book tells about old time beliefs and stories that were told, when there was no tv, just like the Koiramäki books. This book was presented in tv as an animation in the childrens program Pikku Kakkonen.