Children’s Stories from the Northern Legends – Illustrated by Harry G. Theaker
This collection, Children’s Stories from the Northern Legends, by M. Dorothy Belgrave and Hilda Hart, and edited by Capt. E Vredenburg – contains twelve full-colour plates by Harry G. Theaker, as well as black-and-white illustrations throughout. It includes tales of the Norse Gods and heroes, including ‘Asgard and Its King’, ‘Freyja’s Necklace’, ‘The Doom of Loki and his Children’, ‘The Sword of the Volsungs’ ‘Ragnar and Aslayg’ and the Vengeance of Ivar’.
As stated in the preface, ‘you will be held entranced by the adventures of charming Aslaug, you will revel in Baldur the Beautiful, and marvel at the wisdom of Odin… And can any fairy story or wild romance equal the adventures of Frithiof, or the beauty of Undine the water nymph? Read and judge for yourself, and you will not say I am wrong.’
Presented alongside the text, Theaker’s enchanting creations serve to further refine and enhance the classic Nordic storytelling – making this a book to be enjoyed and appreciated, both for its folkloric, and artistic merits.