The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God (Hardcover)

By Jim Madsen (Illustrator), Lise Lunge-Larsen

Houghton Mifflin, 9780618473014, 76pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2007



He is the biggest and mightiest of the gods. If he tightens his belt, he doubles his strength. If he swings his hammer, lightning flashes. When he races his billy goats across the sky, their hooves kick up huge thunderclouds. And when the folks below in Middle Earth hear a boom of thunder, they always smile, for they know their loyal Thor, protector and defender of civilization, has once again brought order to the universe. Told and retold often and with great affection, the Thor stories have been around since the days of the Vikings. Here, illustrated with high drama and written with humor and skill, are ancient stories made accessible and fun.

Praise For The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God

"An engaging gateway to the many larger collections of Norse myths. . . . Equally suited to reading alone or aloud." Kirkus 5/15/07 Kirkus Reviews

"There’s a substantial glossary and pronunciation guide, and a good list for further reading, and libraries short of Norse mythology will find the book a welcome introduction." SLJ 7/1/07 School Library Journal

"The illustrations are as big and brilliant as the characters and bring the stories to life." LMC January 2008 Library Media Connection