The Caldecott medal-winning d'Aulaires once again captivate their young audience with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends, telling stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and Ragnarokk, the destiny of the gods. Children meet Bragi, the god of poetry, and the famous Valkyrie maidens, among other gods, goddesses, heroes, and giants. Illustrations throughout depict the wondrous other world of Norse folklore and its fantastical Northern landscape.
Ingri Mortenson (1904-1980) and Edgar d'Aulaire (1898-1986) met at art school in Munich in 1921. They married in Norway, moving first to Paris and then eventually to New York in 1929. The d'Aulaires published their first children's book in 1931and worked as a team on both art and text throughout their joint career, publishing more than twenty picture books and receiving high critical acclaim for their distinguished contributions to children's literature.