The caldecott medal winning daulaires once again 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. Daulaires book of norse myths has the distinction of being the first book i ever bought with the next generation specifically in mind i was trawling amazon one day and suddenly recalled a moment when i was ten years old and i discovered a storybook of norse myths. The world of norse gods and men and giants which the daulaires depicted in a stunning series of lithographs with such loving and whim sical and brutal delicacy begins in darkness and ends . A collection of norse myths describing the exploits of the aesir gods and goddesses beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the day of reckoning. Out of print for many years norse gods and giants has been very handsomely reissued by the the new york review childrens collection and retitled daulaires book of norse myths featuring a sturdy sewn binding the book arguably represents the pinnacle of the daulaires achievement as storytellers and artiststhe prose seems
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