Legends of the Norse Kings

The Saga of King Ragnar Goatskin and The Dream of King Alfdan

Isabel Wyatt

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£6.99
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eBook

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The legendary adventures of Norse heroes, dragons, princesses and destiny.

Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Age Range:
From 7 to 11 years
Extent:
112 pages
ISBN:
9780863159756
Publication date:
21 Feb 2013

Description

Legends of the Norse Kings brings together two epic medieval sagas of brave kings and fierce dragons, perilous journeys and deadly battles, tales of love, magic and destiny.

The two sagas in this book date from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. The Saga of King Ragnar Goatskin recounts the adventures of the famous Danish ruler who fought a dragon to win a princess's hand in marriage.

The Dream of King Alfdan retells the legend of the heroic King who rescued princess Ragnild and her brother Guthorm and whose dream, of a son who would rule all of Norway, comes true.

These stories of Norse kings are beautifully retold by the renowned storyteller Isabel Wyatt, drawing on the sagas recorded by the historian Saxo Grammaticus and other Scandinavian writers of the Middle Ages.

Author

Isabel Wyatt was born in England in 1901. She spent many years teaching young children and was then, until her retirement in 1965, co-director of studies at Hawkwood College in Gloucestershire. She compiled many books for children, including The Seven-Year-Old Wonder Book, The Eight-Year-Old Legend Book, Homer's Odyssey, King Beetle-Tamer, The Book of Fairy Princes and Norse Hero Tales. She died in 1992.

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