Book Review by Aarene Storms: Norse Myths

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Norse Myths: tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki 
by Kevin Crossley-Holland, 
illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love

Odin, Thor and Loki are the three that everyone remembers.

But what about Frigg and her brother Freyr, Balder the bright, Sif of the golden hair, and Idun who kept the golden apples of youth?

What of the dwarf brothers Fjalar and Galar who brewed the mead of poetry?

And giants like beautiful Gerd and strong Hrungnir?

If you don't know those, here is a wonderful book of stories about them and many others, beautifully illustrated in striking woodcuts.

The stories are tellable, straight from the book, and they beg to be told aloud.

Highly recommended for readers (and listeners) ages 10 to adult.

The events may not have happened; still, the story is true. --R. Silvern

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS


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