Coinciding with the new Rick Riordan Magnus Chase series and the Marvel Age of Ultron DVD, featuring Thor, comes a new look at Asgard and the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia.
Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. This book is the third in the trilogy that includes the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology and National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||11.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
DONNA JO NAPOLI is professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College, mother of five, grandmother of five, and the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. While her undergraduate major was mathematics and her graduate work was in linguistics, she has a profound love of mythology, folklore, and fairy tales.
CHRISTINA BALIT is a graduate of the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. An award-winning dramatist and illustrator, Christina has painted more than 20 children's books, including Blodin and the Beast by Michael Morpurgo, Zoo in the Sky, The Planet Gods, The Lion Bible, National Geographic's Treasury of Greek Mythology, and National Geographic's Treasury Egyptian Mythology. Her author titles include Escape From Pompeii, Atlantis, The Legend of the Lost City, and An Arabian Home. Her plays include Woman With Upturned Skirt, The Sentence, and Needle (winner of the Brave New Role award).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Synopsis- Forget the Avengers – get the real mythology of Thor and Loki here! Thor, Odin, Loki, Frey, and giants OH MY! This book sums up the most common myths about the Norse gods and giants. What I Thought- The first thing I noticed was the stained-glass look to the illustrations. They are breath-taking and add another dimension to Ms. Napoli’s writing style. Ms. Napoli has written a wonderful collection of Norse mythology for kids. She explains in her author’s note that there are inconsistencies in the myths, but she said that she did her best to avoid the obvious ones. The stories were crafted wonderfully and if there were inconsistencies, this discerning reader did not pick up on any. This book has a great selection of myths, and serves as a great introduction to Norse Mythology for children. In addition to the stories, there are fact boxes, maps, Scandinavian history, a bibliography for further reading and a guide to the characters in the myths. The stories can be read individually and should suit a wide range of reading levels. I enjoyed every page of this book! *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for and honest review
This book confirmed and added to what i knew about this type of mythology! ;)