Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki
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.
I particularly enjoyed the sections on the gods and goddesses, and the dwarves and giants as well as the gorgeous illustration of Yggdrasill, the tree of life representing the nine realms of Norse Mythology.
This lovely book covers each of the most well known legends of the gods, from the origins of the Allfather to the final battle of Ragnarok.
Beautifully written prose that is easy to understand, the author brings the old Norse tales to life and the illustrations elevate this book to the cream of the crop in terms of similar books on Norse myth.
I would highly recommend this book for school libraries and for all fans of mythology.