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Norse Myths

Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Jeffrey Alan Love
Hardback
Publication Date: 01/11/2017

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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.
ISBN:
9781406361841
9781406361841
Category:
Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-11-2017
Publisher:
Walker Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
270x230x20mm
Weight:
1.26kg
Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland is an eminent poet, translator and prize-winning children's author. His translations of Old English poetry are brought together in The Anglo-Saxon World, and he has also translated The Exeter Book Riddles. Among his many publications are the Viking Sagas, eight volumes of poetry, various anthologies, including The Oxford Book of Travel Verse and Folk Tales of the British Isles, an illustrated book for children entitled Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki, as well as two operas, a play and a memoir.

He was previously Gregory Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds, editorial director of Victor Gollancz, Lecturer in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture for the Tufts University London program, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at St Olaf College and Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of St Thomas.

He is President of the School Library Association from 2012-2017, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and has received Honorary Doctorates from both Anglia Ruskin and Worcester Universities. He lives in Norfolk.

Jeffrey Alan Love

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.

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