Author Willem Lange and illustrator Mary Azarian will read and show illustrations from their new book, A Dream of Dragons.
The Viking Age began over a thousand years ago when the ancient Norse
perfected their swift-sailing, dragon-headed longships. Young men, and later
whole families, left Norway’s rugged fiords in search of open land, trade,
treasure, or fame. Many others took to the unknown sea simply because something
vague and irresistible beckoned to them. They settled islands all across the
North Atlantic and landed in North America over four hundred years before
Columbus. Their exploits are recounted in the ancient Norse sagas.
A Dream of Dragons is a proper and modern Norse saga written with all the
power of Melville and Hemingway and a true story now retold in the ageless
rhythms of blank verse as irresistible as the beautiful and especially
commissioned wood cuts of Mary Azarian.
Willem Lange is a short-story writer, children’s author, newspaper columnist, commentator, and host on Vermont Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Television. He lives in East Montpelier, Vermont.
Autographed Books available!
Mary Azarian has illustrated over 40 books, including Snowflake Bentley, a Caldecott Award-winner. She lives in Calais, Vermont.