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Pete L'Official

Pete L'Official lives in Harlem and loves children's books.

Mythology: True Norse

Having endeared themselves to succeeding generations of sandbox classics majors—myself included—with their collection of Greek myths (first published in 1961), the d’Aulaires’ eccentrically illustrated follow-up came six years later, perhaps as a paean to the Scandinavian folklore of Ingri’s youth; as the book’s jacket notes, she traced her family’s lineage back to the Viking kings.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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