NORTHLAND HEROES - The Sagas of Frithiof and Beowulf in an easy to read format
This illustrated volume contains two Viking, or Norse, sagas rewritten especially for older children and young adults presented in an easy-to-read novella format. Herein are the stories of Frithiof and the epic Beowulf. These stories are from a time when men were knighted for achieving great feats, and great their feats were. A time when the successful application of brain and brawn gained a man a high standing in his community and possibly even higher office in the land.
The first retelling, "The Story of Frithiof" is based upon Holcomb's translation of Bishop Tegnér's poem, "The Saga of Frithiof" which charts Frithiof’s and Ingeborg’s undying love for each other and the lengths Frithiof had to go to, to eventually win her hand. If ever a story was to teach the young about perseverance and endurance, this is it.
The second retelling, that of the epic Beowulf, has also been rewritten in an easy reading novella format. It follows the life of Beowulf, his rites of passage and his maturing from boy to man through facing and overcoming adversity and evil through facing up to and defeating the evil dragon Grendel. This fictional saga was written in England, but is set in Scandinavia. It has variously been dated to between the 8th and the early 11th centuries.
It is our hope the records of these lives nobly lived are an inspiration to noble living in today’s youth. With the hope that the courage, truth, endurance, reverence, and patriotism shown by these heroes of the Northland will arouse interest and result in emulation.
10% of the publisher’s profit from the sale from this book will be donated to Charities.
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