Norse Myths (Hardcover)
A beautiful collection of illustrated Norse myths and legends retold for a new generation.
Action-packed tales of extraordinary creatures and compelling gods, goddesses, and heroes come to life in this compendium of Norse myths. Explore the ancient stories told by the Vikings in this exciting new retelling — it's the perfect introduction for kids ages 7-9 who have an interest in mythology.
Inside this stunning illustrated storybook for kids you’ll discover:
• Compelling profiles of a wide variety of characters of Norse legends, complete with a reference section that sets the stories in context.
• Twenty enthralling myths — some well-known, some less well-known — from Odin to Baldur.
• A map of the Norse lands and a pronunciation guide.
• Original and stylized illustrations by award-winning artist Katie Ponder on every page — a perfect gift book for kids interested in art, myths, or history.
Meet Thor, Loki, Freja, and all the other Norse Gods
Journey into the mythical world of Nordic folklore! Kids can explore the stories of mythical figures like Thor, the god of thunder who disguised himself as a bride to seek revenge and retrieve his powerful hammer, Mjölnir, and how Sif, the goddess of fertility had her long golden hair cut off by Loki, the trickster god. Engaging imagery for each myth by multi-award-winning artist Katie Ponder will immerse readers into the stories.
This Norse mythology book for kids also includes feature pages profiling the gods and goddesses, giving context to the history behind the myths. A reference section provides key background information like Norse cosmology, facts and a pronunciation guide. Featuring beautiful foil lettering on the cover and stunning illustrations throughout, Norse Myths is the perfect gift for kids to explore the tales by themselves or as bedtime stories.
More myths and legends to uncover
If you loved Norse Myths, be sure to check out the other title in this series called Greek Myths. This volume explores more than 30 enthralling new retellings of your favorite Greek myths — and some you may not have heard before! It’s complete with a reference section to provide context and a handy pronunciation guide.
About the Author
Matt Ralphs writes children’s non-fiction and middle grade novels, with a focus on history, myths, and folklore. His dark adventure novels Fire Girl and Fire Witch were published by Macmillan Children’s Books. He currently has non-fiction projects in development with Nosy Crow, Flying Eye, and Templar. He worked as an editor for many years and has helped to create any type of book you may care to imagine (including ones made from metal, wood, and demon skin). He lives on the Grand Union Canal on a boat called Nostromo.
Katie Ponder graduated from Falmouth University in 2014 with a 1st class BA with honors in illustration. She enjoys bringing textures from different media into her work. Katie's inspirations include the ballet, the greenhouses at Kew Gardens, her cat, and ghost stories.
Katie won the AOI Book Award for new talent in 2014, and in 2017 she was shortlisted for the Folio Society Award. She was winner of the 2017 House of Illustration People's Choice Award. In October 2017, she won the Glyndebourne Art Award, and her work was used as the cover of the Glyndebourne 2017 On Tour program. Her work has been featured in prestigious publications including VAROOM, SOFFA, Communication Arts, and DPI Magazine, and exhibited at Somerset House, The Lyric Theatre, and Glyndebourne opera house. Katie's titles include Greek Myths, also for DK, publishing in July 2020.
Katie is based in London, and her work can be seen at her Instagram @katieponderillustration and on her website: www.katieponderillustration.com/.