Book: Norse Myths: Tales of Odin,Thor and Loki (fiction)
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Illustrator: Jeffrey Alan Love
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Candlewick Studio (September 28, 2017) Language: English
Ages: 10+; Grades Middle and Up
Purchase: Online or at local retailers
With Marvel Avengers the current rage, Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki proves an excellent background to Viking myths and heroes. Its 20 stories include Gods and Goddesses, ,Dwarfs and Giants, The Norse World, In the Beginning, The Wall of Asgard, Who we Are, Mouthful of Poetry, Three Grisly Children, Apples of Youth, Choosing a Husband, The treasures of the Gods,, Thor Regains His Hammer, Skinir, Thor’s Great Journey to Utgard, Thor Goes Fishing, Thor’s Duel with Hrungnir, Otter’s ransom and the Gold ring, Geirrod, Alvis Outwitted, Balder’s Dreams, the Death of Balder, Vengeance, the Last Battle.
Curious about the creation? Ragnorok? Odin, the all-powerful? Thor and his mighty hammer? Loki, the infamous trickster? Read on. Crosslet-Holland’s text flows. Love’s bold illustrations, dark colors, shadows well fit this folklore. expect the unexpected. These gods are neither invincible nor immortal.
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