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Viking!: myths of gods and monsters

Viking!: myths of gods and monsters

Crossley-Holland, Kevin

The Norse myths are second only to the Greek myths in their greatness and power, and and these stories of giants striding across the Nordic landscape, of stallions pulling the sun's chariot, of the trickster Loki's shapeshifting, of the slaying of monsters and the passions, squabbles and betrayals of gods and goddesses, are magnificent to read. They are selected and slightly adapted from 'The Penguin Book of Norse Myths', Kevin Crossley-Holland's definitive collection of retellings

Book. English.
Published London: Orion Children's, 2002
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ISBN: 1842552260, 9781842552261
Subject: Mythology, Norse Juvenile literature.

Author note

Kevin Crossley-Holland won the Carnegie Medal in l985 for Storm and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award for The Seeing Stone. His many notable books for adults and children include poetry, classic retellings and anthologies. He has written and presented many BBC radio programmes and is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries. For some years he held a university post in Minnesota. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


"...told with great spirit and panache"
The Spectator, 14-21 Dec 02||"The author is a great teller of stories, the languages is inspiring and suitable for sagas of Gods, men, dwarves, monsters and giants."
Booktrusted News (Booktrust), Spring 2003