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Recounts the myth of Fafnir, the shape-shifting ogre whose thirst for destruction led him into a violent confrontation with the Germanic hero Siegfried
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Grade 5 Up-- A perfect book for sophisticated children who would prefer watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , but know their parents would be overjoyed if they read a good book of mythology. Fafner is from a repulsively renowned family of male ogres . His father, Hreidemar, killed his parents when he was just big enough to handle a knife; a constant atmosphere of well-founded distrust surrounds Fafnir and his two brothers. They eventually kill each other in this adventure story involving gods, giants, ogres, dwarfs, and mortals. This beautiful book owes as much to art direction and picture research as to its potent subject. Museum pieces become viable illustrative art; diverse pieces blend together beautifully, moving from primitive styles and realia, back and forth through medieval and Renaissance art. Even modern art and lithography are incorporated. A helpful list and pronunciation key of the characters' names is included at the beginning of the book. Libraries with strong folklore and mythology collections can round them out further with this book and others in the series. --Kathleen Riley, Hilltop Elementary School, Beachwood, OH
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Book Description Chelsea House Pub. LIBRARY BINDING. Condition: New. 1555462472 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0637362
Book Description Chelsea House Pub, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1555462472