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KIRKUS REVIEW

An icelandic sage, translated by Ralph B. Allen, and illustrated by Rockwell Kent. The rugged simplicity of the legend -- a tenth century hero tale -- is sustained in the translation. The Rockwell Kent illustrations are quite different from the style to which he has accustomed us, for he has interpreted the primitive quality of the saga with bold, simple, heavy line and stiple background, instead of the flexible handling of the woodblock which he has perfected. Interesting, but not standard Rockwell Kent. A gift book, for Kent collectors and for people interested in northland material, and folk lore.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace