The renewed interest in the myths, legends, and stories from Scandinavia has resulted in a spate of re-releases of old classics.  These classics provided the inspiration for many of the Norse based novels that are present day hits.

Ingri D’Aulaire and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire won a Caldecott Medal in 1940 for their book Abraham Lincoln, but, perhaps, their best known works are their books on mythology.  The D’Aulaire’s did a series of books about Norse myths, legends and stories, that have been re-released and have the potential to inspire a new generation of readers.

The New York Review of Books has released a new edition of the classic D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths with a preface by Michael Chabon.  This book was part of a series that the D’Aulaires’ did that featured Scandinavia.  McLure Library does not have the Norse Myths volume, but the UA Libraries has the other books in the series in it’s collection.

Children of the North Lights published in 1935 is located at the Annex.


D’Aulaires’ Trollswas the follow-up to The Book of Norse Myths, and the 1972 edition of this volume is located in the UA Libraries Annex.    To request this title use this link.


If you are interested in these titles and want help in getting these titles just give us a call at McLure Library.  205-348-6055 and we will be happy to help.