T is for Thor


Otherworldly landscapes, thundering soundtracks, epic battles between superhero gods and monsters--current movies and book series have turned Norse mythology into popular commercial entertainment in recent years.  But there's a lot more to this mythic universe than trickster Loki and the hammer-wielding god of thunder.

T is for Thor:  A Norse Mythology Alphabet takes readers beyond the movie screen and into the world of Scandinavian mythology, history, culture, and religion.  Author Virginia Loh-Hagan not only examines Thor, Odin, Jeindall, and the famous Valkyries, she explains and introduces other inhabitants of this nine-realm univers.  From learning about Ymir, the first frost giant, to Yggdrasil, the world tree holding everything together, mythology and fantasy fans of all ages will enjoy this alphabetical exploration.  Fantastical artwork from Norwegian artist Torstein Nordstrand brings it all to vivid life.