Roaring Brook Press, 9781250155283, 240pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2018
Cancel your dinner plans and dig in to Thundercluck! by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer. This is the first book in a hilarious new series stuffed with Norse mythology, black-and-white illustrations by the dozen, and a superhero chicken ready to ruffle some feathers.
When danger calls . . . BAGAW! calls back!
An evil chef faces off against the god Thor, and a hen's egg is caught in the crossfire. It hatches into a powerful chick called Thundercluck, beloved by the gods but a target for evildoers everywhere. When the Under-Cook threatens to make everyone into rotisserie, there's only one chicken who can scramble his scheme.
Thundercluck! Half mortal. Half god. All-natural chicken.
About the Author
Paul Tillery IV lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He's always loved drawing, storytelling, and off-kilter comedy. He earned his MFA in animation from SCAD-Atlanta in 2014 and taught animation at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia. Thundercluck! is his first book.
Meg Wittwer was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She enjoys drawing and communicating with others through art and collaboration. She also digs birds (especially chickens). Meg earned her BFA in illustration from SCAD in 2016, and she now works as an illustrator in Atlanta, Georgia.
Her books include Thundercluck!
Praise For Thundercluck!…
“This rousing adventure introduces a new hero to the world . . . [An] epic debut.” —Booklist
“An ideal adventure for more reluctant readers . . . An absurd story executed with admirable gravity and skill.” —Kirkus
“This absurd premise delivers on its goofy humor . . . for those readers not yet ready for Percy Jackson.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
“For mythology loving readers who are too young for Rick Riordan.” —School Library Journal
“Tillery dishes out bountiful allusions and wordplay both smart and silly . . .[along with] chirpy dialogue, rat-a-tat action, and spry illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly