The Norse Myths

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 030776317X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8267

Here are thirty-two classic myths that bring the Viking world vividly to life. The mythic legacy of the Scandinavians includes a cycle of stories filled with magnificent images from pre-Christian Europe. Gods, humans, and monstrous beasts engage in prodigious drinking bouts, contests of strength, greedy schemes for gold, and lusty encounters. The Norse pantheon includes Odin, the wisest and most fearsome of the gods; Thor, the thundering powerhouse; and the exquisite, magic-wielding Freyja. Their loves, wars, and adventures take us through worlds both mortal and divine, culminating in a blazing doomsday for gods and humans alike. These stories bear witness to the courage, passion, and boundless spirit that were hallmarks of the Norse world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Norse Myths

Author: Kevin Crossleyholland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439509739

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 4808

Retells thirty-two Scandinavian myths that have intrigued countless generations with stories of gods, giants, dwarfs, and monsters involved in the creation, development, and ultimate destruction of nine mortal and divine worlds

Chinese Fairy Tales and Fantasies

Author: Moss Roberts

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307760421

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7616

This collection of tales opens up a magical world far from our customary haunts. Ghost stories, romances, fables, and heroic sagas: the forms are familiar, but the characters we meet surprise us at every turn. For those who know and love the tales of the Grimms and Andersen, the universal themes of fairy tale literature emerge in these classic stories, but with a sophistication that is uniquely Chinese and altogether entrancing. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Storytelling: Art and Technique

Art and Technique, Third Edition

Author: Ellin Greene

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313078610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 8358

Join the countless professionals who have benefited from the best how to storytelling guide available today. Storytelling: Art and Technique is a proven handbook and selection tool that shows you how to select, prepare, and tell stories to and for children aged 3 to 13. Ideal for both beginning and experienced storytellers working in public or school library settings, this useful volume reveals the storyteller's art—from planning through performance.

Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman


ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 9204

Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.

African American Folktales

Stories from Black Traditions in the New World

Author: Roger Abrahams

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307803184

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 6147

Full of life, wisdom, and humor, these tales range from the earthy comedy of tricksters to accounts of how the world was created and got to be the way it is to moral fables that tell of encounters between masters and slaves. They include stories set down in nineteenth-century travelers' reports and plantation journals, tales gathered by collectors such as Joel Chandler Harris and Zora Neale Hurston, and narratives tape-recorded by Roger Abrahams himself during extensive expeditions throughout the American South and the Caribbean. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folkore Library

Die Fahrt der Argonauten


Author: Apollonius (Rhodius)

Publisher: N.A



Page: 591

View: 9378

Genrefied Classics

A Guide to Reading Interests in Classic Literature

Author: Tina Frolund

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 9781591581727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 365

View: 1911

Re-discover the classics--and use the genre approach to promote classic literature to readers.

The Elementary School Library Collection

A Guide to Books and Other Media, Phases 1-2-3

Author: Lois Winkel

Publisher: Newark, N.J. : Bro-Dart Foundation

ISBN: 9780912654133

Category: Audio-visual materials

Page: 1104

View: 7128

Gatty-Das Vermächtnis der Pilgerin

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Boje)

ISBN: 9783414820600

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9742

Eine abenteuerliche Pilgerreise durch das mittelalterliche Europa Meisterhaft und mitreißend erzählt Autor mehrfach ausgezeichnet Wunderbare weibliche Heldin, mit Mut, Temperament und Abenteuerlust Britannien, 1203: Für Gatty, ein 15-jähriges Waisenkind, beginnt ein neues Leben: Sie wird Kammerzofe bei Lady Gwyneth de Ewloe. Und das, obwohl sie ihr ganzes bisheriges Leben auf dem Feld gearbeitet hat. Voller Begeisterung stürzt sich Gatty auf ihre neuen Aufgaben am Hof ihrer warmherzigen Herrin und sie lernt Lesen, Schreiben und Singen. Und dann stehen ihr sogar noch aufregendere Dinge bevor: Gemeinsam mit Lady Gwyneth und sieben anderen Pilgern begibt sich Gatty auf eine abenteuerliche Reise, die sie ins Heilige Land führen soll. Zu Fuß, auf Pferden und mit dem Schiff führt sie ihr Weg von England durch Frankreich über die Alpen nach Venedig und schließlich nach Jerusalem. Doch die Reise wird von vielen Gefahren überschattet. Werden die Pilger ihre Heimat je wiedersehen? Kevin Crossley-Holland zeichnet ein farbenprächtiges Gemälde der mittelalterlichen Welt, er beschreibt das harte Leben der Menschen zur damaligen Zeit, und vor allem hat er eine Protagonistin erschaffen, die der Leser sofort ins Herz schließt.

The Essential whole earth catalog

access to tools and ideas

Author: Stewart Brand

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 9780385236416

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 6821

Lists useful books, magazines, and products related to science, land use, architecture, health care, economics, travel, crafts, parenting, communication, and education

Eighty Fairy Tales

Author: Hans Christian Andersen,Richard Prescott Keigwin,Vilhelm Pedersen,Lorenz Frølich

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books [1982]


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 483

View: 8211

Includes the well-known tales as well as less familiar ones such as "The Gardener and the Squire," "The Story of a Mother," "In a Thousand Years Time," and "The Shadow."

Norse Myths and Legends

Viking tales of gods and heroes

Author: Martyn Whittock,Hannah Whittock

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147213804X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 6872

'A terrific, detailed introduction of these wonderful stories and the pantheon of characters in them . . . their writing is vivid and lively . . . a great addition to any library.' Rosi Hollinbeck, San Francisco Book Review 'With recent volumes, such as Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology and J.R.R. Tolkien's posthumously published The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrún, appealing more to readers strictly interested in creative takes on classic Norse tales, this title attracts new readers by offering solid retellings and contextual information that serve as a valuable introduction to this rich tradition.' Library Journal While the main focus of the book is on telling the stories, some scene-setting is provided at the beginning and each chapter also contains a section of commentary to explain what is going on and its significance. The Norse myths have gained widespread attention in the English-speaking world, partly through a Scandinavian diaspora, especially in the USA) and partly through a great interest in the myths and legends which lie behind Viking activity. Tolkien's 'Middle Earth', too, as seen in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films is heavily indebted to Germanic/Norse mythology. The Whittock's book fills a gap in the market between academic publications and the interest-generating (but confusing) products of Hollywood and comic-culture. This is an accessible book, which both provides a retelling of these dramatic stories and also sets them in context so that their place within the Viking world can be understood. The book explores Norse myths (stories, usually religious, which explain origins, why things are as they are, the nature of the spiritual) and legends (stories which attempt to explain historical events and which may involve historical characters but which are told in a non-historical way and which often include supernatural events).