Thor's Wedding Day by Bruce Coville
By Thialfi, the goat boy, as told to and translated by Bruce Coville

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What could possibly make Thor--the massive and mighty god of thunder and protector of all his people--put on a bridal gown?

It all begins when the source of Thor's power, his beloved hammer, is stolen. Unfortunately for Thor, the plan to get it back requires that he dress in fancy finery and be packed off to marry the king of the giants. Luckily, Thialfi the goat boy--along with his snarky charges, Grinder and Gat-Tooth--have come along. Working behind the scenes, Thialfi just may be able to save the day . . . which is only fair, since it's his fault the hammer was stolen in the first place.

This book is a hilarious take on the only comedy in Norse mythology, complete with talking goats, cross-dressing gods, and the warm wit that has made Bruce Coville beloved by millions.
 

About Bruce Coville

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BRUCE COVILLE is the bestselling author of dozens of books, including the enormously popular Magic Shop Books, Odder Than Ever, and The Monsters of Morley Manor. He lives in Syracuse, New York.
 
Published March 17, 2015 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 156 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Likewise great is the wrath of Freya when Thor asks her to do the deed—so at Loki’s suggestion it’s Thor himself who dons a veil and wedding dress, setting out for the wedding feast with a similarly clad Loki to do the talking, and Thialfi, tender of Thor’s talking goats, as a servant.

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"Sounds as if His Royal Thunderosity woke up on the wrong side of the stall this morning," quips one of Thor's goats when the tempestuous god discovers that Mjollner, his magic hammer and their most powerful weapon against the fierce giants, is missing.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!Grumpy goats, grumpy gods, and grumpy giants create a fast-paced, hilarious book from fantasy writer Bruce Coville in his delightful new release, THOR'S WEDDING DAY.

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Based upon an old Norse poem, called the Thrymskvitha, Thor's Wedding Day is a charming children's story that will enthrall listeners of all ages.

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