Úlfur og Edda (Wolf and Edda) by Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir

An ancient relic is stolen from Edda’s grandmother and the step-siblings Wolf and Edda are determined to retrieve it. They find an underground passage in Skálholt that leads them on a dangerous adventure in an unexpected place.

In her unique way Kristín Ragna has brought children of the present into the past of gods and goddesses, monsters and tricksters. Wolf and Edda must find their way home through the domain of the Norse gods. Along the way they battle extreme egos, solve a mystery and learn the true meaning of family.

Úlfur og Edda is a perfect read for the whole family. The book is richly illustrated by the author with pictures at the start of each chapter and throughout the book.

Úlfur og Edda on the In other words shortlist 2018 

Read an extract from Book trusts’ translation: Wolf, Edda and the stolen Relic.

Úlfur and Edda was nominated for the Icelandic Women’s Literature Prize 2017 

Úlfur and Edda: The Relic is nominated for the prestigious The Nordic Council Children and Young People‘s Literature Prize 2017

 More on the author and illustrator Kristín Ragna Gunnarsdóttir.