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Teaching The Recovery of Thor’s Hammer: A Tale from Scandinavia

The Recovery of Thor’s Hammer: A Tale from Scandinavia

Before telescopes, before carbon dating, before behavioral science, there was story. Stories explained the mysterious. They served as entertainment. They provided examples of how to (or not to) live within a society. They were passed from generation to generation, and they live on today as sacred stories and legends.

Adapted by Ruth Siburt
Highlights for Children, Inc.


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