Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Taking the Blame (Hardcover)
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When Thor’s hammer goes missing, trickster god Loki, still trapped as a cranky eleven-year-old boy, is determined to prove he’s innocent (for once!). The hilarious and doodle-packed series continues in this second volume.
Norse god Loki records the highs and lows of living on Earth as an eleven-year-old in grumbles, snarks, and doodles in his enchanted diary. He might not have shown any moral improvement (yet), but Odin has given Loki another chance to prove himself worthy of Asgard. Earning everyone’s trust isn’t easy, however. So far, Loki has managed to make only one human friend, Valerie, but is now irritated to learn that Valerie has made another friend, Georgina. Then, at Thor’s birthday party (a pointless mortal ritual, though luckily there is cake), the magical hammer Mjolnir is stolen—and everyone suspects Loki! Can Loki find Thor’s hammer, discover who the real thief is, and clear his name—or will his jealousy over Valerie’s new friend cloud his judgment? From dangerous Frost Giants to disappointing parent-teacher conferences, Loki’s riotously funny illustrated adventures continue.
About the Author
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 God’s Guide to Being Good, her first project as both author and illustrator, which became a number-one UK bestseller. 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.
The Norse god of trickery gets another lesson in ethics when Thor’s hammer is stolen. . . Along with folding in frequent glancing references to Norse myths, the author has salutary messages for much of the immortal supporting cast (and readers, too). . . More life lessons, abob in poop jokes, boasts, and mythological references on the way to a bit of world-saving.
As with the first Loki book, ‘Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Taking the Blame’ is wildly clever, totally hilarious with equally funny illustrations and an absolute guarantee that kids will rip through every page as fast as they can.
—The Reading Eagle