ODIN'S FAMILY by Neil Philip

ODIN'S FAMILY

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Age Range: 10 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A retelling of Norse mythology, from creation to Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods, including stories about Odin, Loki, Thor, and the giants of Jotunheim. Philip (Singing America, 1995, etc.) adds little that is new to the already considerable body of Norse myths available for young readers, but his competent retellings retain an elegant formality. A ``Who's Who'' puts the gods in their places, while the afterword contains interesting information about the Poetic and Prose Eddas, and about Christian influences and parallels. Foa's striking oil paintings have a look best described as somewhere between colored woodcuts and cave paintings; her unusual approach gives the book a quality of something ancient rediscovered, wholly appropriate to the subject. They make the book extraordinary. (further reading) (Folklore. 10+)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-531-09531-2
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Orchard
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1996




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