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.
"Out of print for many years, 'Norse Gods and Giants' has been very handsomely reissued by The New York Review Children's Collection and retitled 'D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths'. Featuring a sturdy sewn binding, the book arguably represents the pinnacle of the d'Aulaires' achievement as storytellers and artists." --The New York Times Book Review
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Ingri d'Aulaire