Retells thirty-two Scandinavian myths that have intrigued countless generations with stories of gods, giants, dwarfs, and monsters involved in the creation, development, and ultimate destruction of nine mortal and divine worlds
At precisely nine o'clock, as he did every evening, Don Sebastiano Sanna Carboni pushed back his armchair, carefully folded the newspaper which he had read to the very last line, tidied up the little things on his desk, and prepared to go down to the ground floor... Around the turn of the twentieth century, in the isolated Sardinian town of Nuoro, the aristocratic notary Don Sebastiano Sanna reflects on his life, his family's history and the fortunes of this provincial backwater where he has lived out his days.
The great Norse sagas are full of magic and heroic deeds. Odin's wanderings, Thor's hammer, the death of Bakkur, the vision of Ragnarok - tales which have been told since time immemorial - are given a fresh life in this version, written as one continuous exciting adventure story. With a brilliant introduction by Guardian Children's Fiction prize-winner, Michelle Paver. Puffin Classics contain additional endnotes for children including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.
The myths and legends of the Norsemen have entertained both old and young alike for hundreds of years. This fascinating collection contains stories retold from the Icelandic Eddas, the principal sources of knowledge of Norse mythology, and the Sagas of the ancient world of the Vikings. Following the deeds of the powerful Norse gods, such as Odin, Thor and Loki, and filled with a host of fantastic creatures and objects containing magical properties, the tales in Norse Mythology will conjure up a world of heroism and romance that will enthrall readers.
Notes From the Shadowed City is the travelogue of a young man who sets off on a journey to research magical swords. He finds himself stranded in a land he does not know and enters a city with no name over which looms an ominous floating citadel. As he seeks a way home, he fills his notebook with drawings and observations of his life in this strange place. It is full of masked swordsmen, cities that walk, ancient gods, swords made from petrified trees and dragons that move mountains. There’s also a mysterious woman who captures his heart. From the imagination of award-winning artist Jeffrey Alan Love comes this illustrated tale of swords and magic, memory and loss, and the overwhelming desi...
The rich body of British folklore, myth, and legend comes to life in a retelling of fifty traditional tales--including "Mossycoat," an English version of "Cinderella," and "The Sea Woman," about a young Scot's love for his selkie-wife
From the bird-of-paradise that performs its extravagantly colourful courtship dance, to the godwit that flies thousands of miles across the ocean without stopping, explore the world of magnificent birds.
Norse Mythology! Tales are often told marking the Vikings as no more than simple horn-helmeted explorers, infamous to abuse, pillage and plunder all that stood in their way. However, many of us lack to see the parallels aligned with modern culture, and the influences our Viking ancestors provided and passed down to our own aspects of modern practices, beliefs, languages and pastimes. While there are numerous and vast differences to the Viking morality and way of life, we can also uncover many similarities that can be derived within today's culture. Understanding the exciting and influential history of these brave and courageous Norseman will reveal a whole new world of truth. Unveil the Viki...