Norse Myths and Viking Legends

Isabel Wyatt


Quick Look

  • Artfully retold for children by renowned storyteller Isabel Wyatt
  • Celebrates the rich Norse tradition of poetry, legend and song
  • Brings together epic sagas with other dramatic tales for a varied and exciting collection of stories
  • Previously published as three separate titles: Norse Hero Tales, Legends of the Norse Kings and Thorkill of Iceland

A collection of thrilling Norse tales of war and love, magic and destiny by renowned storyteller Isabel Wyatt. Includes the epic sagas The Saga of King Ragnar Goatskin, The Dream of King Alfdan and Thorkill of Iceland.

Floris Books
Story Books & Anthologies
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
288 pages
Publication date:
24 Sep 2020


The world of the Norse people was rich in poetry, legend and song. Whenever there was a feast to greet guests, to celebrate weddings or the safe return of voyagers, the bards were called upon to tell stories and sing songs.

Norse Myths and Viking Legends brings together three epic sagas -- 'The Saga of King Ragnar Goatskin', 'The Dream of King Alfdan' and 'Thorkill of Iceland' -- alongside other dramatic tales in this exciting collection of stories.

These thrilling tales of war and love, power and cunning, magic and destiny are artfully retold by renowned storyteller Isabel Wyatt. The book will be particularly useful for those teaching Norse mythology in Steiner-Waldorf Class 4 (age 9–10).

Previously published as three books: Thorkill of Iceland, Legends of the Norse Kings and Norse Hero Tales, and now in a single magnificent volume.


Isabel Wyatt (1901-1992) was a well-known storyteller from England. She spent many years teaching young children and was then, until her retirement in 1965, co-director of studies at Hawkwood College in Gloucestershire. Isabel compiled many story collections for children, and her books include The Seven-Year-Old Wonder Book, The Eight-Year-Old Legend Book, Norse Hero Tales, Hay for My Ox and Other Stories, Legends of the Norse Kings, Legends of King Arthur and Magical Wonder Tales. Her story The Kingdom of Beautiful Colours was adapted into a picture book illustrated by Sara Parrilli.

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