Myths Of The Norsemen

Myths Of The Norsemen

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Overview

Norse myths and legends introduced by bestselling author Michelle Paver, creator of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness collection and Gods and Warriors, her epic new Greek Bronze Age series for Puffin. The great Norse sagas are full of magic and heroic deeds. Odin's wanderings, Thor's hammer, the death of Bakkur, the vision of Ragnarok - tales which have been told since time immemorial - are given a fresh life in this version, written as one continuous exciting adventure story. Puffin Classics contain additional endnotes for children including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141345253
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/02/2013
Series: Puffin Classics Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 195,396
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Michelle Paver (www.michellepaver.com) is the bestselling, award-winning author of Dark Matter, the Chronicls of Ancient Darkness, and the upcoming Gods and Warriors series, among other books.

Roger Lancelyn Green (author) was a British author primarily known for his retellings of Greek and Egyptian myths, including Tales of the Greek Heroes, The Tales of Troy, and Tales of Ancient Egypt.

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Myths of the Norsemen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
juglicerr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Edith Hamilton commented in her book Mythology that unfortunately, no-one had ever woven together the Norse myths into a single epic, similar to the Iliad or the Odyssey. Roger Lancelyn Green has certainly do the best job of it so far. Many people have put together a book that selects among the variant myths, but no one else has ever put them together into such a readable and moving story. It is a great piece of literature in its own right, in addition to being a relatively simple telling of the myths.Anyone wanting a more scholarly approach may want to find another book, such as The Myths of All Races, v. II Eddic, by John Arnott MacCulloch; Norse Mythology : A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs by John Lindow; or Gods and Myths of Northern Europe by H.R. Ellis.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Green has given me more than I could have ever asked for. While most people are familiar with Roman and Greek mythology, my passion has always been about the Aesir. Green tells the story of Asgard from the founding of 'Yggdrasil' The World Tree, to Odin's vision of the day of Ragnarock in one continuous narrative. This book is perfect for research or for those who just enjoy a good story.