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Asgard Stories – Tales from Norse Mythology by Mabel H. Cummings and Mary H. Foster

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My Review

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This is a book written In Victorian times for children and teachers, aimed at introducing the Norse myths to school children. It covers 14 of the more well-known myths in a very simplistic and matter-of-fact manner, with no passion or imagination to be found anywhere. The lack of descriptive detail is a shame and I would only recommend this book to people who need a quick introduction to Norse Myths for a project, since it is a fairly quick read (around two hours with interruptions) rather than for entertainment purposes. The print version may be better (I read it on Kindle) as I think there are illustrations and without those and with such a dry writing style it was tough for me to make it through to Ragnarök at the end. I decided not to give this book a star rating since I am not the target audience. It served its purpose for me as a basic introduction to Norse gods and myths before the #Norsevember reading challenge began.

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https://www.amazon.com/Asgard-Stories-Tales-Norse-Mythology-ebook/dp/B005UFVJFA/

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12899857-asgard-stories



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