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Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki

norse mythsToday I recommend: Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland.

Collects tales of Norse mythology featuring the powerful Odin, Thor and his hammer Mjolnir, Loki, the final battle of Ragnarok, and power struggles among the figures.

This is a gorgeous nonfiction book about Norse mythology full of striking mostly black and white illustrations that add a sense of tension throughout the book. It’s long, 225 pages, but with 20 different tales included there is a lot to read. Some of the tales can get a little gruesome but this book is perfect for middle schoolers who are curious about the myths that have inspired Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series.

This book can be found in the Juvenile Nonfiction section at j398.209 CROSSLEY-HOLLAND.

~aw

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Magnus Chase

If you’re a fan of Rick Riordan’s series, Magnus Chase, you may already know (or have read!) the third book, The Ship of the Dead, which was released this October.  For those of you who haven’t heard of Magnus Chase yet, here’s a quick synopsis:
Magnus Chase is a kid living on the streets of Boston. A strange man finds him and reveals that he is the son of a Norse god!  Adventure ensues.

If you like Norse mythology or the Thor movies, you may be interested in reading the Magnus Chase Trilogy.

Here’s a book trailer for the latest book, The Ship of the Dead.