Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge
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Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge

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Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a stunning tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Scandinavia. This book is the third in the trilogy that includes the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology and National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology.

Title:Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge
Edition Language:English
ISBN:142632099X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages

    Treasury of Norse Mythology: Stories of Intrigue, Trickery, Love, and Revenge Reviews

  • Amalia Gavea
    Jun 14, 2016

    This is a little treasure! A great introduction to the fascinating universe of Norse Mythology, written in simple, elegant language, and embellished with beautiful illustrations. An ideal gift to intr...

  • Kevin Topolovec
    Jan 31, 2017

    I read this because I was interested in the mythology and history behind them. Totally not at all because I wanted to better understand the next Thor movie. ...

  • Nathan McConville
    Jan 28, 2017

    Interesting enough. I was expecting a little more detail being a National Geographic publication. Seems like it was written for children or teenagers....

  • Kristi Bernard
    Dec 26, 2015

    The Treasury of Norse Mythology is filled with stories about gods, goddesses, trolls and giants. The territory of Norway and Iceland had mountains, volcanoes and parts that were barren. The Norse peop...

  • Erik This Kid Reviews Books
    Dec 31, 2015

    Synopsis- Forget the Avengers – get the real mythology of Thor and Loki here! Thor, Odin, Loki, Frey, and giants OH MY! This book sums up the most common myths about the Norse gods and giants.What I...

  • Michael Fitzgerald
    Oct 31, 2015

    To my eyes, this looks to be an upstart competitor to the D'Aulaires' Norse Gods and Giants, which for nearly fifty years has stood as classic introduction to Norse myths for children. On first glance...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Nov 01, 2015

    Copy provided by Media Masters PublicityThis large format, well-illustrated collection of Norse myths covers 18 major tales, and has brief description of the major characters as well. There is a helpf...

  • Sue Mosher
    Dec 05, 2016

    This was interesting, but there were WAY too many names for me to keep track of. I gave up about halfway through. Not only are there names of people, gods and goddesses, but objects also have specific...

  • Chris
    Jan 15, 2017

    I enjoyed learning about the true Norse myths written over 1000 years ago and not the ones you read about in the comics. The illustrations were amazing and tied the stories beautifully to my imaginati...

  • David
    Dec 29, 2016

    Excellent introduction to Norse mythology. If you're like me and you enjoy the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which includes Thor and Loki, but have never bothered to read any of the source material, this...

About Donna Jo Napoli

Donna Jo Napoli

From her website:Donna Jo Napoli is both a linguist and a writer of children's and YA fiction. Donna Jo has five children. She dreams of moving to the woods and becoming a naturalist. She loves to garden and bake bread. At various times her house and yard have been filled with dogs, cats, birds, and rabbits. For thirteen years she had a cat named Taxi, and liked to go outside and call, "Taxi!" to