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Norse Myths : Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki - Kevin Crossley-Holland

Norse Myths

Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

Hardcover

Published: 1st November 2017
For Ages: 9+ years old
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An extraordinary and and enthralling illustrated anthology of Norse Myths from a Carnegie-Medal winning author.

The gods of the Vikings come to life as never before in this extraordinary illustrated anthology by Carnegie Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland and artist Jeffrey Alan Love. Fast-moving and ice-bright, these dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales are based on the Scandinavian myth cycle – one of the greatest and most culturally significant stories in the world. The stories of dazzling magic and thrilling journeys tell of the creation of the nine worlds and follow Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki the shape-shifting trickster on their adventures until the final great battle of Ragnarok. In this stunning collection of myths, the strange world of ancient magic, gods, giants and dwarfs is unforgettably imagined.

  • A cross-over book perfect for young and old fans of fantasies such Game of Thrones or writers like Neil Gaiman. With lavish production values and astonishing illustrations it is also an ideal gift book for any book lover.
  • Kevin Crossley-Holland is a world recognized authority on the Norse Myths. He is the author of the definitive collection of the myths for adults, The Penguin Book of Norse Myths.
  • Kevin Crossley-Holland is also one of the most prolific and respected children's authors. He has won the Carnegie Medal and is best known for his trilogy about King Arthur, which sold over 1 million copies worldwide and was translated into 25 languages.
About the Author

Kevin Crossley-Holland is a Carnegie Medal-winning author and a well-known poet. The Seeing Stone won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal and the Tir na n-Og Award. His Arthur trilogy has won worldwide critical acclaim, sold well over one million copies and been translated into twenty-five languages. He has translated Beowulf from the Anglo-Saxon, and his retellings of traditional tale include The Penguin Book of Norse Myths and British Folk Tales. He lives on the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia.

About the Illustrator

Jeffrey Alan Love is an award-winning artist and writer. Nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the Chesley Award, the British Science Fiction Award, The British Fantasy Award and the Spectrum Fantastic Art Award, he has also won a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators and two Academy of British Cover Design Awards. He lives in the USA.

ISBN: 9781406361841
ISBN-10: 1406361844
Series: Walker Studio
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st November 2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 24.1  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.25