The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum
Antes de que comenzara el tiempo tal como lo conocemos, dioses y diosas vivían en la ciudad de Asgard. Odin All-Father cruzó el Rainbow Bridge para caminar entre hombres en Midgard. Thor defendió a Asgard con su poderoso martillo. El travieso Loki se metía constantemente en problemas con los otros dioses, y los dragones y gigantes caminaban libres. Esta colección de sagas nórdicas contada por el autor Padraic Colum nos da una idea de ese momento mágico en el que el mundo estaba lleno de poderes y maravillas que difícilmente podemos imaginar.
PART I The Dwellers in Asgard
PART II Odin the Wanderer
PART III The Witch's Heart
PART IV The Sword of the Volsungs and the Twilight of the Gods
From master storyteller Padriac Colum, winner of a Newbery Honor for The Golden Fleece, comes a collection of fifteen timeless tales inspired by Norse mythology.
First published in 1921, "The Golden Fleece and The Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles" by the acclaimed and award-winning children's author Padraic Colum is a classic retelling of the ancient mythological tales of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. Woven into this volume of Greek mythology are also the stories of the creation of the heavens and the earth, Zeus's battle with the Titans, Pandora's box, Persephone in the Underworld with Hades, and the adventures of the hero Heracles. Born in 1881 in Ireland, Colum first rose to fame as a playwright and poet in Dublin and became a leading figure in the Irish Literary Revival. In 1914, Colum and his wife came to the United States and remained there for most of the rest of their lives. Once in America, Colum began to write children's literature, beginning with the retelling of Irish folklore and eventually turning his skills to myth and folklore from all over the world, making these classic tales accessible to children. With illustrations by Willy Pogany and Colum's wonderful prose, these ancient myths are masterfully brought to life. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.
First published in 1920, "The Children of Odin" is the retelling of famous North myths for children by the acclaimed Irish poet, novelist, playwright, and children's author Padraic Colum. With illustrations by Willy Pogany this volume brings classic Norse literature and mythology to a wider audience and makes it accessible to children of all ages. Born in 1881 in Ireland, Colum first rose to fame as a playwright and poet in Dublin and became a leading figure in the Irish Literary Revival. In 1914, Colum and his wife came to the United States and remained there for most of the rest of their lives. Once in America, Colum began to write children's literature, beginning with the retelling of Irish folklore. In "The Children of Odin", Colum's masterful and award-winning storytelling brings the gods and goddesses of Asgard to life: the wise All-Father Odin, mighty Thor with his hammer, the wily and mischievous Loki, and the dragons, giants, dwarves, and Valkyries that inhabit their world as well. In his lyrical and beautiful prose, Colum tells the story of this rich world from its beginning to its final battle. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.
Born and raised in a Longford, Ireland workhouse, Padraic Colum left home at seventeen to become a clerk in the Irish Railway Clearing House in Dublin. This venture was short-lived, however, and with the success of a few poems and a play, "The Saxon Shillin'," in 1904 he went on to pursue a career in writing. His success as a dramatist, poet, novelist, essayist, biographer, children's writer, and editor, as well as his participation in the founding of the Abbey Theatre, made Colum a central figure in the Irish literary renaissance. Colum wrote "The Children's Homer" or "The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy" in 1918 as a retelling of Homer's epic poems, the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," intended for younger readers. It recounts the perilous adventures of Odysseus on his journey back from the war in Troy, including his encounter with the horrible Cyclops, the duplicitous Sirens, and the evil Circe. One of Colum's many successful children's novels, these stories will be enjoyed as much today as they were when they first appeared. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and is wonderfully illustrated by Willy Pogany.
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