D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths

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A collection of Norse myths describing the exploits of the Aesir gods and goddesses, beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the day of reckoning. The companion to D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, a treasured part of so many children's libraries, has returned to print after more than twenty years. The Caldecott medal winning D'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the all father, Thor the thunder god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods. Children meet Bragi, the god of poetry, and the famous Valkyrie maidens protecting Odin's Valhalla, among other gods, goddesses, heroes, and giants. Textured illustrations throughout depict the wondrous other world of Norse folklore and its fantastical northern landscape. Includes color illustrations throughout.
Publisher: New York : New York Review of Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9781590171257
Characteristics: xiii, 154 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin 1898-1986.
Alternative Title: Book of Norse myths


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Aug 16, 2012

This is what got me interested in mythology, years ago. The vibrant, colorful art, so deceptively simple, draws you in. That wonderful page where they're all hacking each other apart in Valhalla and then putting themselves back together and going off feasting... My daughter LOVED that page, and she's only *slightly* messed up as an adult now! Excellent retelling, and a very fun forward in this edition. See their Greek one, as well!

ambrennan Jul 25, 2012

Can't wait to use this in my classroom!!

May 07, 2012

Very well crafted collection of Norse myths by the D'Aulaires is ideal for children and adults, and a suitable companion to their book on Greek mythology. Highly recommended.

Nov 12, 2011

This book is so great that the publisher got Michael Chabon to write the introduction for the latest edition. Need I say more?

Apr 28, 2011

Great book for adults & children alike. Beautiful illistrations and great Norse myths.


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