A Bit of Norse Mythology Before Breakfast

h1 February 9th, 2017 by jules

“And Thor’s own brother, Tyr, had his hand bitten off
when he tried to outwit the wolf.”


Last week at Kirkus, I chatted here with Joe Todd-Stanton about his debut children’s book, Arthur and the Golden Rope (Flying Eye Books, February 2017), volume one in the Brownstone’s Mythical Collection series.

Today, I am following up with some art from the book, including the glorious endpapers.


Opening endpapers
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“Hello, dear reader, and welcome to the Brownstone family vault. …”
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“For his second challenge, Arthur was truly stumped. He had heard of a huge library within the gods’ hall … perhaps he could find something useful there?”
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“It was a trap! …”
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Closing endpapers
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ARTHUR AND THE GOLDEN ROPE. Text and illustrations © Joe Todd-Stanton 2016. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Flying Eye Books, London – New York.

One comment to “A Bit of Norse Mythology Before Breakfast”

  1. Looks gorgeous! I can’t wait to read this book.

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