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Baldur and the Mistletoe: A Myth of the Vikings

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Hardcover, 30 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Little Brown and Company
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Mar 12, 2012 David rated it really liked it
Baldur and the Mistletoe: A Myth of the Vikings, retold by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Gerry Hoover is the tale of how Loki, the mischief maker, plots the death of Baldur, brightest, kindest, and most beloved of the Norse Gods. The book includes an introduction explaining Norse legends and introducing Baldur.

Hoover's detailed illustrations are impressive. Using just yellow, blue, black and gray, he portrays the golden city of Asgard, Hel and demons, and the many guises of Loki. Illustration
Dec 15, 2011 Mary rated it really liked it
Even though this book was published in 1974 when attribution was not as important as it is today, the beginning of the book contains an explanation of the stories of the Norse gods that goes back to the 1100s. I was not familiar with the story of Baldur and truly enjoyed it. The illustrations that accompany the story are spot on, and I found myself wondering if the writers of Charmed had used this book to create their "Elders" world.
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Margaret "Peggy" Hodges was an American writer of books for children.

She was born Sarah Margaret Moore in Indianapolis, Indiana to Arthur Carlisle and Annie Marie Moore. She enrolled at Tudor Hall, a college preparatory school for girls. A 1932 graduate of Vassar College, she arrived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband Fletcher Hodges Jr. when in 1937 he became curator at the Stephen Fost
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