The Adventures of Thor the Thunder God by Lise Lunge-Larsen

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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.

About Lise Lunge-Larsen

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Lise Lunge-Larsen is an award-winning author and a professional storyteller. Born and raised in Norway, she lives with her family in the hills of Duluth, Minnesota. No Bio
Published June 18, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 80 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Billing Thor as the Vikings’ favorite god, because he was “the biggest, strongest and bravest,” a veteran talespinner smoothly retells five of his better-known exploits, from feeding a poor family on two goats that magically reconstitute themselves in the morning to getting his stolen hammer back...

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He kept everyone safe from the evil giants.” The ensuing eight stories detail Thor's family, the origins of his strength and some of the battles he fought, as well as relate a few of the humorous pickles the mighty god found himself in, such as when he had to dress as a bride to get back his stol...

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Lunge-Larsen manages to incorporate Norse terms and names, explaining the meaning of each included, without breaking up the flow of the stories, and she included a glossary and pronunciation guide at the back of the book that is incredibly helpful in the context of Thor’s myth.

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