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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths
Author: Edgar D'Aulaire

ISBN: 9781590171257
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 31 May 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.5 x 22.4 x 2.0
Description:
The Caldecott medal-winning D'Aulaires captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods. Readers meet Bragi, the god of poetry, and the famous Valkyrie maidens protecting Odin's Valhalla, among other gods, goddesses, heroes, and giants. Copious illustrations throughout depict the wondrous other world of Norse folklore and its fantastical Northern landscape.

The companion to D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, a treasured part of so many children's libraries, has returned to print after more than twenty years.

About the Authors

Ingri Mortenson and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire met at art school in Munich in 1921. Edgar's father was a noted Italian portrait painter, his mother a Parisian. Ingri, the youngest of five children, traced her lineage back to the Viking kings.

The couple married in Norway, then moved to Paris. As Bohemian artists, they often talked abou...

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