Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Ruling the World

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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Ruling the World
Written by Louie Stowell
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536226317
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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Ruling the World

author/illustrator: Louie Stowell

series name:
Loki: A Bad Godís Guide

Norse god Lokiís been able to avoid eternity in a pit of angry snakes, but living on Earth as an eleven-year-old is still a drag. When Thor and Lokiís ďparentsĒ abandon them to go on holiday, Odin sends BalderóThorís half brother and god of making Loki look badóto babysit. Then thereís the school play. Despite Lokiís acting genius (itís lying, after all), Thor is cast as the wonderful prince, while Loki is the villain. What?! At least Lokiís found a cool ring to wear with his costume. One that looks suspiciously like the cursed ring of Andvari. Itís probably a coincidence that when Loki wears it, everyone gives him the same adoring look they give Balder. And that new voice telling Loki to give in to his deepest, darkest desires is just his conscience, right? Loki starts to wonder: Whatís the point of being good if everyoneís already decided youíre bad? Drama and hilarity ensue in this third doodle-packed diary that will have readers giving Loki a standing ovation.

The spotlight is on trickster god Loki, still stuck as a peevish eleven-year-old, as he grapples with whether he will play the part of the hero or the villain in the school playóand in his mortal life.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536226319 /  9781536226317
on sale date:
05/2024
type/format:
Middle Grade Fiction / Hardback
age range:
9 yrs - 12 yrs
# of pages/size:
288 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 4 - Grade 7
 
subjects:
Juvenile Fiction; Humorous Stories; Legends, Myths, Fables; Historical;
author’s comments:
Louie Stowell started her career writing carefully researched books about space, ancient Egypt, politics, and science, but eventually lapsed into just making stuff up. The author of the Kit the Wizard series, she was inspired by her research into Norse myths to write Loki: A Bad Godís Guide to Being Good, which became a number-one UK bestseller, and its sequel, Loki: A Bad Godís Guide to Taking the Blame. Louie Stowell writes full-time in London, where she lives with her wife, Karen; their dog, Buffy; and a creepy puppet that is probably cursed.
 
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