The Norse Myths (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library), by Kevin Crossley-Holland / ISBN 9780394748467 / 276-page paperback
With black-and-white drawings throughout, here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the pre-Christian Scandinavian world to life and bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world.
Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. Included are tales of Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of all the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite mafic-wielding Freyja.
“Kevin Crossley-Holland retells the Norse myths in clear, attractive prose ... An excellent introduction, notes, and a glossary provide mythological and historical backgrounds and suggest parallels with myths in other parts of the world.” —The Denver Post
"This beautiful retelling of tales from ancient Norse mythology features Odin, Thor, Loki, and many more fascinating figures." —Booklist