Stolen Thunder by Shirley Climo
A Norse Myth

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Retells with drama and humor the Norse myth about the God of Thunder and how he recovers his magic hammer, Mjolnir, from the Frost Giant, Thrym.

About Shirley Climo

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Shirley Climo was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1928. She attended DePauw University until her mother died unexpectedly in 1949. She dropped out of college and took up her mother's work writing scripts for the weekly WGAR-Radio children's program Fairytale Theatre. During her lifetime, she wrote 24 books including The Korean Cinderella; Magic and Mischief: Tales from Cornwall; A Treasury of Princesses: Princess Tales from Around the World; A Treasury of Mermaids: Mermaid Tales from Around the World; and Someone Saw a Spider: Spider Facts and Folktales. She died on August 25, 2012 at the age of 83. Alexander Koshkin has illustrated several books for Clarion. He lives in Moscow, Russia.
Published March 21, 1994 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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This lengthy account of Thor's journey to Thrym the Frost King to retrieve his stolen hammer, Mjolnir, has a tone that's more contemporary than heroic, but it's not ill suited to a tale featuring the trickster Loki's banter and Thor unwillingly disguised as Freya, whom Thrym has demanded as his b...

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Opening passages set the story in context, introducing the various gods and goddesses before describing the theft of thunder god Thor's magic hammer.

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