Favorite Norse Myths

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Scholastic Inc., Dec 28, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 87 pages
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The stories of mythological Nordic creatures, such as Odin and Thor, are brought together in this powerful tale with bold illustration for middle readers. Reprint.
 

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Contents

CREATION THE NINE WORLDS
1
ODINS THREE QUESTS
9
THE MAGIC STALLION
14
HOW THOR GOT HIS HAMMER
20
LOKIS CHILDREN
27
THE GIANTS BRIDE
33
THE GOLDEN APPLES
36
THE FAIREST FEET
43
MARRIAGE OF THE ICE MAIDEN
53
THE GIANTS CAULDRON
58
THOR AND THE CLAY GIANT
65
THE DEATH OF BALDER
70
TWILIGHT OF THE GODS
77
MORE ABOUT THE NORSE MYTHS
81
INDEX
88
Copyright

SPELL OF THE GIANT KING
47

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About the author (2000)

Mary Pope Osborne was born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma on May 20, 1949. She grew up in a military family, and by the time she was 15 she had lived in Oklahoma, Austria, Florida, and four different army posts in Virginia and North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in religion. After graduation, she traveled around Europe and Asia. Before becoming an author, she worked as a window dresser, a medical assistant, a Russian travel consultant, a waitress, an acting teacher, a bartender, and an assistant editor for a children's magazine. Her first book, Run, Run as Fast as You Can, was published in 1982. She is the author of the Magic Tree House series. Her husband, actor Will Osborne, helps her write the nonfiction companion series, Magic Tree House Research Guides. Her other books include The Deadly Power of Medusa, Jason and the Argonauts, Haunted Waters, and Moonhorse.

Howell has illustrated more than 50 books for young readers.

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