D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths
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.
About the Author
Edgar Parin D’Aulaire (1898 – 1986) studied art in Germany and France , and worked with Henri Matisse. In Munich , he met Ingri Mortenson (1904 – 1980), a Norwegian-born art student. They married, emigrated to the US , and began a long career together, during which they published over twenty picture books for children. The Magic Rug was followed by Ola and East of the Sun and West of the Moon, both of which describe Norwegian folklore. Their work shifted to American history with Abraham Lincoln, a biography which won the 1940 Caldecott Medal. The d’Aulaires were awarded the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association in 1970. Michael Chabon is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and the children’s book, Summerland. He lives in Berkeley, California .
Hardcover, 160 pages