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Norse Mythology A to Z, Third Edition examines the characters, objects, and places whose stories make up the folklore of the Norse people, who lived in the region known today as Scandinavia. Passed down through the generations by word of mouth and finally written down in the 13th century and later, these myths include tales of gods and goddesses; heroes, giants, and dwarfs ...more
Hardcover, Third Edition, 128 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Chelsea House Publications (first published 1990)
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Nic
May 10, 2014 Nic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kathleen N. Daly's Norse Mythology A to Z, as revised by Marian Rengel and published by Facts on File, is a handy reference to have on hand when pursuing Norse mythology. It's not a book that you're likely to read cover to cover, but it is extremely useful when you're in the middle of another text and find you can't recall all 9 worlds of Yggdrassil, or who Var is, or what were the 13 words in the Alvíssmál, etc.

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Roger Eschbacher
A detailed yet accessible book ("designed specifically for young readers"), "Norse Mythology A to Z" is well-organized and written in an easy-to-understand style. It's a great resource for authors, kids, and others who are interested in a concise listing of the who, what, and where of Norse mythology.
Jeff Pedersen
Sep 14, 2016 Jeff Pedersen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
somewhat dry, but it had a good overview to norse myhtology.
Katie J Schwartz
This was the only book on Norse mythology that my library system had, so I went with it, even though I would have preferred something more in-depth (and not a young reader's companion). It has entries from Aegir to Yule Log; I was just hoping for more stories.
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Kathleen N. Daly was born in London but spent her childhood on the island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, and in France and Scotland. Ms. Daly has been a children's book editor in both England and America, and is the author of more than thirty books for children, many of them on plants and animals of the world. She now makes her home in New York City. (1977)
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