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The Penguin Book of Norse Myths
  • Published: 27 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141937410
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Penguin Book of Norse Myths

Gods of the Vikings



The Scandinavian myths form a linked chain of stories, creating a mighty, fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, master-smiths and magicians. Battles between gods and giants exist alongside unexpected love matches until the final days of destruction dawn, with their promise of rebirth.

Using his talents as poet, translator and author, Kevin Crossley-Holland brings the myths alive. He reveals a dynamic culture in which is reflected the Norseman's spirit and confidence, his ruthlessness and cruelty, arrogance and generosity.

  • Published: 27 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141937410
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the authors

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet and prize-winning author for children. His books have won the Carnegie Medal, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir na n-Og Award, and have been translated into over 25 languages worldwide. He lives on the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia with his wife and children.

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