34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
I'm happy to see this back in print,
By A Customer
This review is from: Nordic Gods and Heroes (Paperback)
I first read this in elementary school, and I always had fond memories of it as it was my introduction to the subject (plus a few Thor comic books). Colum gives a straightforward presentation of the Norse myths. There are no mind-numbing discussions on the culture behind the stories or "the power of myth", just enjoyable tales, including the Ring saga. Pogany's many illustrations are primarily done in clear and crisp linework. 4 "plates" are included, basically color paintings from the early editions, but here in black and white - as a result, they look very cloudy, but nice nonetheless.