In this spectacular follow-up to their beloved Book of Norse Myths, the husband-and-wife team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire explore the uncanny reaches of Norse mythology, an enchanted night-world populated by trolls of all kinds—mountain trolls, forest trolls, trolls who live underwater and trolls who live under bridges, uncouth, unkempt, unbreakable, unforgettable, and invariably unbelievably ugly trolls—who work their wiles and carry on in the most bizarre and entertaining fashions.
With their matchless talent as storytellers and illustrators, the d’Aulaires bring to life the weird and wonderful world of Norse mythology.
About the Author
Edgar Parin d’Aulaire (1898-1986) studied art in Germany and France, and apprenticed with Henri Matisse. In Munich, he met Ingri Mortenson (1904-1980), a Norwegian-born art student. They married, emigrated to America, and began a long career together in which they published over twenty picture books for children, including Abraham Lincoln, which won the 1940 Caldecott Medal.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a wonderful look into the life of Troll Mythology! There are many to tell about such as mountain trolls, forest trolls, and underwater trolls! They are all told about in a lively weird and interesting story line, the pictures are beautiful and well drawn!
This is an interesting book about Norwegian trolls... think "Hall of the Mountain King"