D'Aulaires' book of Norse myths

Ingri D'Aulaire, 1904-1980

Book - 2005

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. A companion to D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths.

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Series
New York Review children's collection
Subjects
Published
New York : New York Review Children's Collection 2005.
Language
English
Item Description
Originally published as: Norse gods and giants. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1967.
Physical Description
xiii, 154 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Bibliography
Includes index.
ISBN
9781590171257
159017125X
Main Author
Ingri D'Aulaire, 1904-1980 (-)
Other Authors
Edgar Parin D'Aulaire, 1898-1986 (-)
  • The first gods and giants
  • The creation of the world
  • The creation of man
  • Yggdrasil, the world tree
  • Asgard and the aesir gods
  • Odin, the all-father
  • Thor, the thunder-god
  • Loki, the god of the Jotun race
  • Sifs golden hair
  • Loki's monstrous brood
  • Balder, the god of light
  • Heimdall, the watchman of Asgard
  • Njord, Frey and Freya
  • Bragi, god of poetry
  • Odin's eight-legged steed
  • The valkyries and Valhalla
  • Frigg and the goddesses
  • Freya's wonderful necklace
  • Idunn's apples of youth
  • Skade, the ski-goddess
  • Frey and Gerd, the Jotun maiden
  • The theft of Thor's hammer
  • Thor and the Jotun Geirrod
  • Thor and the Jotun Utgardsloki
  • Thor and the Jotun Rungnir
  • Thor and the Jotun Aegir
  • The death of Balder
  • Loki's punishment
  • Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods
  • A new world.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Now back in print, the companion to D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths introduces youngsters to Norse legends and the gods, goddesses, heroes, and giants that populate the Northern landscape.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The Caldecott medal-winning d'Aulaires 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. Children meet Bragi, the god of poetry, and the famous Valkyrie maidens, among other gods, goddesses, heroes, and giants. Illustrations throughout depict the wondrous other world of Norse folklore and its fantastical Northern landscape.