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


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
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages

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

  • Jim
    Mar 16, 2017

    This was a rather short & simplified version, but possibly better for that. It's been a long time since I read any Norse myths & they can be confusing. Napoli does a great job of explaining that. Ther...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Tarah Mason
    Mar 05, 2017

    This is a nice compilation of Norse mythology, which is some of the strangest stuff I have ever read....

  • Joan
    Aug 30, 2015

    This was a very well done presentation of Norse Mythology. Now I need to go back and reread Sword of Summer by Riordan. A lot that I didn't pay much attention too at the time, suddenly becomes more in...

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