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The Children of Odin the Book of Northern Myths (Illustrated Edition)
Padraic Colum, Willy Pogany

Benediction Classics, 2011

This illustrated edition retains Willy Pogany's original drawings. Master storyteller Padraic Colum's rich, musical voice captures all the magic and majesty of the Norse sagas in his retellings of the adventures of the gods and goddesses who lived in the Northern paradise of Asgard before the dawn of history. Here are the matchless tales of All-Father Odin, who crosses the Rainbow Bridge to walk among men in Midgard and sacrifices his right eye ...


The Children of Odin (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading): Nordic Gods and Heroes
Padraic Colum

Barnes & Noble, 2006

The Children of Odin: Nordic Gods and Heroes (1920) is a lyrical introduction to the myths and epic legends of the ancient Scandinavians. Fusing the disparate mythic accounts of his medieval sources, Irish-American poet Padraic Colum fashions a powerful tale of the divine adventures of gods and men, locked in an inexorable march of fate.  Written in a style accessible to both children and adults, Colum's work offers a haunting and evocative ...


The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
Padraic Colum

Aladdin, 2004

Enter a world where harpies torment mortals, the Argonaut Orpheus sings, the mighty god Zeus wages war on the Titans, and Prometheus steals fire. Author Padraic Colum weaves the tales of Jason and his Argonauts with classic Greek mythology to create this captivating epic about life, war, and astounding beings who lived in a time long past.


The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tale of Troy (Dover Children's Classics)
Padraic Colum

Dover Publications, 2004

Memorable retelling of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, written for younger readers by Ireland's great poet and illustrator, recalls the perilous journey of Odysseus and his encounters with the horrid Cyclops, treacherous Sirens, and evil Circe as they attempt to keep the hero from his faithful Penelope. 16 black-and-white illustrations.


The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths
Padraic Colum

Aladdin, 2004

Before time as we know it began, gods and goddesses lived in the city of Asgard. Odin All Father crossed the Rainbow Bridge to walk among men in Midgard. Thor defended Asgard with his mighty hammer. Mischievous Loki was constantly getting into trouble with the other gods, and dragons and giants walked free. This collection of Norse sagas retold by author Padraic Colum gives us a sense of that magical time when the world was filled with powers ...


The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
Padraic Colum

Aladdin, 2004

Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war against the Trojans. And join Odysseus on his journey through murky waters, facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging Cyclôpes. Using narrative threads from The Iliad and The Odyssey, Padraic Colum weaves a stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended.


Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season
C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, ...

Plough Publishing House, 2015

Everyone who believes Easter is about more than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new collection of short stories that shed light on the deeper meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages. Parents and grandparents will find that children love to hear these stories read aloud, year after year. Easter ...


Nordic Gods and Heroes
Padraic Colum

Dover Publications, 1996

Rich selection of age-old legends concerning the gods and goddesses who dwell in Asgard, their problems with the mischievous Loki, the exploits of Odin and Thor, the story of Sigurd, the winning of Brynhild, the twilight of the gods and more. Enhanced with over 40 atmospheric illustrations by Willy Pogany.


The King of Ireland's Son
Padraic Colum

Dover Publications, 1997

Noted Irish author's selection of favorite tales from the Emerald Isle, brimming with sly humor, whimsy, and imagination. "Fedelma, the Enchanter's Daughter," "When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal's Dominion," "The Town of the Red Castle," "The King of the Land of Mist," and 3 more. 9 full-page illustrations.


The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, ...

Pantheon Books: A Division of Random House, 1972

For almost two centuries, the stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have been part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (a.k.a. Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of more than 200 enchanting characters included here. Lyrically translated and beautifully illustrated, ...


The King of Ireland's Son
Padraic Colum

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

Without doubt, The King of Ireland’s Son is the best of Padraic Colum’s books. Originally published in 1916, this classic has stood the test of time and remains one of the greatest set of tales ever—full of humor, imagination and drama. This edition has been freshly typeset in a modern font, as well as carefully edited, annotated and endnoted, allowing the reader to enter fully into all the often playful subtlety of meaning Colum gives ...


The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
Padraic Colum

Blackstone Audio, 2013

*A Newbery Honor Book [Read by Fred Williams] This is the story of Jason, the Argonauts, and their quest for the Golden Fleece. -- Jason is born the son of King Aeson. His destiny is to rule Iolcus, the land that his father's brother, King Pelias, has taken from him. When Jason comes of age, he returns to Iolcus. But the king is not yet willing to give up his throne. So he cunningly persuades Jason to accept a dare to bring back the famous ...


Wild Earth; A Book of Verse
Padraic Colum

Munshi Press, 2008

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


The Trojan War and the Adventures of Odysseus (Books of Wonder)
Padraic Colum

HarperCollins, 1997

Here is the perfect introduction to The Iliad and The Odyssey, two of the cornerstones of Western literature. All of the glories of Homer's world--from the mysterious Wooden Horse to Helen, whose beauty launched a thousand ships, to the fearsome one-eyed Cyclops--are here, refashioned into one seamless tale of adventure by three-time Newbery Honor winner Padraic Colum. Beautifully enhanced by Barry Moser's twelve bold, evocative color ...


The Children of Odin
Padraic Colum

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Padraic Colum’s The Children of Odin is a re-telling of the classic Scandinavian sagas. Anyone interested in the Vikings or Norse mythology will want to read this book.


Dubliners. The Modern Library No. 124
James Joyce

The Modern Library, 1954

Prestwick house literary touchstone classics, unabridged with glossary and notes. Paperback, 190 pp.


The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tales of Troy
Padraic Colum

BiblioBazaar, 2007

Illustrated by WILLY POGANY


Homer for Children: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
Padraic Colum

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

This beautifully written book by the famous Irish poet should be read by, or to, every child to give them an introduction to the most important work (outside of religious books) ever composed. The story here told has inspired people of all civilizations for nearly 3,000 years. No person should be allowed reach adulthood without having experienced some aspects of Greek classical civilization and these action-packed tales of heroism, humanity, ...


The Adventures Of Odysseus And The Tale Of Troy
Padraic Colum

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

A retelling of Homer's classic work, with beautiful artwork. Follow Odysseus on his journey from Troy to Ithaca, his homeland.


James [Introduction by Padraic Colum] Joyce

Modern Library, 1926



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