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  • Published: 30 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241982075
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $29.99

The Penguin Book of Norse Myths

Gods of the Vikings



Dramatic, compelling and comprehensive - the great cycle of Norse myths retold for the modern reader

The extraordinary Scandinavian myth cycle is one of the most enduring, exciting, dramatic and compelling of the world's great stories.

A series of intertwined tales which together form a strange and fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters, battles and couplings, the Norse myths are as exciting to read as they are of vast cultural and historical importance.

Taking us from the creation of the world through the building of Asgard's Wall to the final end in Ragnorak, and featuring the exploits and adventures of such legendary figures as Odin, Thor and Loki, The Penguin Book of the Norse Myths brings alive the passion, cruelty and heroism of these unforgettable stories.

  • Published: 30 April 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241982075
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

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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Praise for The Penguin Book of Norse Myths

A collection of dramatic, moving, intricately structured stories ... a scholarly survey and compendium of Norse mythology ... a sustained poem distinguished by the icy precision of its language

The Times Educational Supplement

Stately or bucolic, heroic or comic, romantic or gross, horrific or gentle, deeply ironic or deeply moving, the myths here retold yield up their mood and substance

The Times Literary Supplement

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