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Title:
Thor and Loki : in the land of giants : a Norse myth
Author:
Limke, Jeff.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, [2007]

©2007
Physical Description:
47 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
A retelling, in graphic novel form, of the myth of Thor and his brother Loki, who visit a land of giants in order to resolve their argument about brains vs. brawn.
Language:
English
Contents:
A visit from the gods -- Into the land of the giants -- Skrymir -- The home of the frost giants -- The challenge of the giants -- Thor must win -- The truth.
Reading Level:
GN 460 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.1 0.5 107493.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 1.5 4 Quiz: 46611.
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Electronic Access:
Table of contents only http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005033069.html
ISBN:
9780822530879

9780822564812
Format :
Book

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Out of the great halls of Asgard, home of the Norse Gods...came one of the greatest Norse legends. Thor, powerful god of thunder, and his brother Loki, the trickster, were eager to resolve an argument: Does strength always win, or do brains always beat brawn? To find an answer, they travel to the strange and forbidding land of giants. There they will face a series of challenges that will prove once and for all which god is right. Or will it?


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-8-These titles attempt, with varying success, to bring classic tales alive. Each one includes dialogue with a contemporary tone, which stretches the stories out. However, some of Hercules's labors get fairly short shrift in order to fit them all into this format. Although the art varies stylistically from book to book, it all shares the same basic palette and the general look of an American comic. Each volume has two overlapping notes, one on sources before the table of contents and the other, titled "Creating...," at the end. The further-reading lists are brief and include, variously, Bulfinch's Mythology for Thor and Hercules as well as the DVD of The Mummy starring Boris Karloff for Isis. Overall, Hercules and Isis are more pleasing updates than King Arthur or Thor but all convey the basic elements of the myths in a format that is increasingly popular. Keep in mind Marcia Williams's King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table (Candlewick, 1996; o.p.) as an alternative and more complete comic-book take on the Arthurian cycle and the recently re-released D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths (New York Review of Books, 2005) as an alternative to Thor.-Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Library, Wisconsin Rapids, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

A visit from the gods
Into the land of the giants
Skrymir
The home of the frost giants
The challenge of the giants
Thor must win
The truth