Norse Mythology for Kids: Tales of Gods, Creatures, and Quests (Hardcover)
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Awaken a sense of adventure (and maybe a Kraken) with a collection of Norse mythology for kids 8 to 12
What is more awesome than the hammer-wielding thunder-god, Thor; the Queen of Asgard and all-knowing goddess, Frigg; or the gigantic sea serpent, Jormungand? Norse Mythology for Kids transports you into the Nordic lands where extraordinary creatures like giants, dwarfs, elves, and monsters walked among fearless gods and goddesses.
Featuring timeless stories from such countries as Iceland, Norway, and Denmark, this is your entryway into the magical world of Scandinavian folklore. With vividly detailed illustrations that pair with each myth, you'll feel like you are defending Asgard on the battlefield with the almighty Odin, shape-shifting from a snake to a hawk with the trickster Loki, slaying dragons with the brave Sigurd, and much more. Follow these engaging Norse mythology legends, and learn everything there is to know about the tall tales of the Norse.
Norse Mythology for Kids includes:
- 20 Marvelous myths—Explore 20 of the most memorable Norse mythology stories from Norse culture, combined into one awesome book.
- Follow the bloodlines—Discover the fascinating family ties between some of the most well-known and lesser-known mythical Norse characters.
- Language lessons—Use the glossary and pronunciation guide of essential Nordic terms to easily follow along with each story.
Enter the wild world of Norse mythology with this great book for kids.
About the Author
DR. MATHIAS NORDVIG has a Ph.D. in Nordic mythology from Aarhus University in Denmark and has been teaching Viking studies, Norse mythology, Scandinavian folklore, and Arctic culture at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 2015. He also runs a YouTube channel called The Nordic Mythology Channel and is co-host of The Nordic Mythology Podcast.
“Dr. Nordvig brings brilliance and passion to Norse mythology, producing a book that will teach and inspire.” —Benjamin R. Teitelbaum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, International Affairs at University of Colorado Boulder and father of toddlers, benjaminteitelbaum.com
“Enchanting for both kids and grown-ups! This is a beautifully illustrated and innovative retelling of classic stories. With his expertise and imagining, Nordvig engages with Norse Myth as a dynamic and relevant body of living tales. Feed your kid’s imagination with this book!” —Jennifer Snook, Ph.D, Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Grinnell College
“Mathias Nordvig's Norse Mythology for Kids makes for an excellent contribution to the ancient tradition of retelling. Accompanied by artist Meel Tamphanon's lush illustrations, Nordvig's book serves as an easy-to-approach introduction to the otherwise complex world of Norse myth. This book is a great place for young minds to start an adventure, whether for an evening or a lifetime.” —Joseph Hopkins of Mimisbrunnr.info
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