Kevin Crossley-Holland Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki

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'Norse Myths [...] will delight both the newcomer and the Norse aficionado.' The Guardian

'A book to be treasured for generations' Daily Mail

The gods of the Vikings come to life as never before in this extraordinary illustrated anthology by Carnegie Medal-winning author Kevin Crossley-Holland and artist Jeffrey Alan Love.

These dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales are based on the Scandinavian myth cycle - one of the greatest and most culturally significant stories in the world - and tell of Odin with his one eye, Thor with his mighty hammer and Loki, the red-haired, shape-shifting trickster.

In this stunning collection of myths, the strange world of ancient magic, giants, dwarfs and monsters is unforgettably imagined.

About the Author

Kevin Crossley-Holland is a Carnegie Medal-winning author and a well-known poet. The Seeing Stone won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal and the Tír na n-Óg Award. His Arthur trilogy has won worldwide critical acclaim, sold well over one million copies and been translated into twenty-five languages.

He has translated Beowulf from the Anglo-Saxon, and his retellings of traditional tale include The Penguin Book of Norse Myths and British Folk Tales.

Jeffrey Alan Love is an award-winning artist and writer. Nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the Chesley Award, the British Science Fiction Award, The British Fantasy Award and the Spectrum Fantastic Art Award, he has also won a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators and two Academy of British Cover Design Awards.

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'[...] a masterly version, which is also a splendid object [...] It is powerfully illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love [...] It is spectacular and enjoyable, as well as essential cultural bedrock.'
- The Sunday Times

'Kevin Crossley Holland's and Jeffrey Alan Love's rendition of Norse Myths is the best of many recent versions for children aged nine and above. With fiery, lyrical prose and shadowy, sinewy illustrations, this is a wintry marvel of doom, hope, cruelty and imagination. A serious gift, which will be reread many times over.'
- New Statesman

'[...] this is an ideal book to share at bedtime or storytime, or to read very gradually. If your children loved the recent Marvel movies featuring Thor but haven't heard the original Norse legends before, this compendium of new retellings by Kevin Crossley-Holland would be an excellent place to start. Jeffrey Alan Love's lavish, atmospheric illustration is absolutely stunning and captures the darkness and magic of many of these stories, while remaining modern and full of impact. Fantastic.'
- BookTrust

'This beautifully illustrated anthology of dramatic, enthralling and atmospheric tales [...]'
- Just Imagine Newsletter

'A sumptuous hardback [...] bringing to life the nine Norse worlds'
- Eastern Daily Press

'Dramatically re-told by Norse expert Crossley-Holland and stunningly illustrated with dark, brooding figures on every page, this is a book to be treasured for generations'
- Daily Mail

'It's very good'
- Evening Standard

'His book with its dark, ominous monochromatic images by Jeffrey Alan Love, is a keeper - one for the coffee table, or pride of place on the book shelf A heroic creation.'
- The Herald

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