Norse Myths

Norse Myths

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by Kevin Crossley-Holland
     
 

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Drawing on a wide variety of sources, the author has re-created 32 classic Norse Myths that compete in power with Greek mythology.

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Drawing on a wide variety of sources, the author has re-created 32 classic Norse Myths that compete in power with Greek mythology.

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From the Publisher
“Kevin Crossley-Holland retells the Norse myths in clear, attractive prose . . . An excellent introduction, notes, and a glossary provide mythological and historical backgrounds and suggest parallels with myths in other parts of the world.”
The Denver Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613264181
Publisher:
San Val
Publication date:
09/28/1981
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Crossley-Holland has published several outstanding collections of myths, legends, and folktales, and is an award-winning poet and author of children’s books. His King Arthur trilogy has been translated into twenty-two languages and has sold more than a million copies. He and his Minnesota-born wife live in Norfolk, England.

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The Norse Myths 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my collection of Norse Mythology books, this one is my absolute favorite. It's the only book on the Norse that I have read that has an unbiased opinion on the Norse God, Loki, and shows how his demeanor was at the begining of the stories, neither dipicting him as a devil or a tyrant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crossley-Holland makes these 32 stories easy and informative for the beginning student of Norse culture and mythology. He also gives alternate readings to his versions and a glossary of all the important names just in case you get lost. The book was amazing and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in religion or mythology.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This not only competes with greek mythology, it overpowers it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I originally purchased this book for a Nordic mythology class, but I'm enjoying the heck out of these stories (especially the one where Thor dresses up as Freyja).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great journey through Norse mythology. It is written so clearly that someone with little or no background in the mythology can easily follow it and learn a great deal. When others ask about Norse mythology, this is the book I start them on.
Odin_Allfather More than 1 year ago
Very clean writing style, easy to read, and great storytelling skills by the author. I'd Highly recommend it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An incredible work. Easy to read. Full of poetic images but with easy to read prose style. A must have for any one who likes fantsy, Tolkein or myths.
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