This popular tale is set in rural Denmark at the end of 19th century and captures the mood, customs and beliefs of that time – as well as delving into ancient Viking culture. When young Siri and Erik and their widowed mother buy a deserted farm with an ancient Viking grave mound on the land, they have no idea of the challenges and adventures that await them. First they must use their wits and humor to survive without money, as well as deal with suspicious townspeople. Later they participate in the mysterious and exciting events that lead to the opening of the mound and the discovery of a rich hoard of ancient Viking treasure.
Sticks across the Chimney was written out of Nora Burglon’s deep personal knowledge of Scandinavia, and is perfectly complemented by her Swedish tale The Gate swings In.