22 November 2019
Collections and Retellings of Norse Myths Norse Myths & Legends by Cheryl Evans and Anne Millard, illustrated by Rodney Matthews Usborne 9780746081143 A useful introductory guide to Norse mythology, offering pithy retellings of the major stories cross-referenced with details about the individual gods and the other beings, such as giants and dwarfs, that inhabit the worlds of ice and fire. [...] They focus on the beginning of the world, stories of Loki, stories of Thor, stories of the giants, stories of the gods of Asgard visiting the world of people known as Midgard, and the end of the world. [...] The myths are prefaced by brief descriptions of the main characters and the volume is completed by a chart of the nine realms and information about the origins of these tales. [...] Myths of the Norsemen by Roger Lancelyn Green, illustrated by Alan Langford Puffin Classics 9780141345253 This classic retelling of the Norse myths for children and young people, first published in 1960, is presented as a continuous narrative from ‘the making of the world to the vision of Ragnarok’ as the author says in a note that prefaces the stories. [...] @clpe1 www.clpe.org.uk A CLPE booklist Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan Puffin 9780141342443 The first in the series Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard in which a homeless American urban teenager discovers that his father is a Norse god.