Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki


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Long-recognized master of Norse mythology Kevin Crossley-Holland pairs with award-winning artist Jeffrey Alan Love for an exceptional look at the Viking gods.

A collaboration by two talented creators provides the perfect means to delve into Norse mythology and pore over the enthralling exploits of all-powerful Odin; mighty Thor and his hammer, Mjolnir; and Loki, the infamous trickster. From the creation of the nine worlds to the final battle of Ragnarok, Carnegie Medal winner Kevin Crossley-Holland details the Viking gods as never before, while Jeffrey Alan Love's lavish illustrations bring the mythic figures to life on the page. Readers will be caught up in the seesawing struggle for power between gods, dwarfs, and giants, punctuated by surprising love matches, thrilling journeys, and dazzling magic. With its well-researched, lyrical prose and its dramatic and powerful artwork, this wonderful gift edition makes the perfect book for both the staunchest fans of mythology and newcomers with no knowledge of Viking folklore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763695002
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/28/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 281,557
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Kevin Crossley-Holland is an award-winning author and well-known poet. The first book of his Arthur trilogy, The Seeing Stone, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and his novella Storm won the Carnegie Medal. He lives in England.

Jeffrey Alan Love is an award-winning artist and writer. He is the author-illustrator of Notes from the Shadowed City and the recipient of a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
‘Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki’, is a big, heavy book. It opens with a foreword by the author explaining exactly what Norse Myths are and how they came about. From their beliefs of Asgard, Midgard and Niflheim: The world below ruled by a half alive, half dead woman, to giants and dwarfs. The author also provides a detailed tree explaining the different realms. The book covers all the different tales, worlds, giants, gods and goddesses in simple to understand language that children will hopefully enjoy reading. There are some moments of violence, but none too grizzly, or over the top. There are also plenty of illustrations drawn throughout, mostly a dark grey/black smoky colour, which actually gives the pages a creepy look to them and breaks up the writing. I presume what most kids know about the title characters is from watching the Marvel Movies, but I doubt most children will know the real myths behind them, nor what they traditionally look like. This is a brilliantly executed book that covers so much information that I can see children talking about these myths, gods, goddesses, realms, long after they have closed the book. I do wonder though, with the illustrations being drawn traditionally how many children will find this book hard to comprehend, I mean seeing their favourite movie characters in a different light. There is also a lot of text, so I would say this book is best for children aged 9/10 years and above, though I’m certain there are a few adults who would love this book too. It is most certainly a fascinating read.