The Vikings were warlike adventurers with a strong sense of justice, and the high drama of their myths and legends, retold through the centuries, are still as vivid and enduring today. The stories are full of excitement and encompass both broad comedy and heart-rending tragedy. At the centre of the stories are the thunder god Thor, and the frost giant, Loki, Odin's foster brother, who becomes one of the gods but is never fully accepted by them. Through the tales the themes of love, betrayal, courage and compassion are played out from the dawn of time to the end of the world. Artist Maryclare Foa's bold, eloquent paintings capture the excitement, humour and drama of these powerful stories in strong, simple images that linger in the mind. A highly accessible retelling of the Norse myths, richly illustrated throughout. Features stories about the adventures of Odin, father of the gods and his children, which bring out both the comic and tragic elements of the Viking myths. Learn about the trials and tribulations of the trickster Loki, the rages of the thunder god Thor, and Freya, the goddess of fertility, magic and war who gathers the souls of the warriors slain in battle. Ideal to read aloud or for older readers to enjoy discovering by themselves. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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