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 Thundercluck! (Thundercluck!)
 Author: Tillery, Paul

 Publisher:  Roaring Brook Press (2018)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 233 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 882843 ISBN: 9781250155283
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Norse mythology -- Fiction
 Chickens -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $19.28

An evil chef faces off against the god Thor, and a hen's egg is caught in the crossfire. It hatches into a powerful chick called Thundercluck, beloved by the gods but a target for evildoers everywhere. When the Under-Cook threatens to make everyone into rotisserie, there's only one chicken who can scramble his scheme.

 Illustrator: Wittwer, Meg
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 500649

   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/18)
   Booklist (09/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/11/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/01/2018 “When monsters come! When danger knocks! / When evil runs amok! / We need ourselves a chicken, now—we need our Thundercluck!” Spun up from a 2016 film short, this rousing adventure introduces a new hero to the world. Born of Thor’s favorite hen, with the power to call down lightning, Thundercluck was raised in secret on a farm in Midgard and now returns to Asgard in triumph—only to join beloved young Valkyrie Brunhilde in a sprint through the Norse worlds when Thor is kidnapped by evil chef Gorman Bones. Battling monsters (lots of monsters) and learning to conquer his fears as he goes, the canny cockerel faces his foe at last in the volcano-fired Kitchen of Destiny, where he attempts to rescue Thor, save Valhalla, and escape becoming the main ingredient in a cauldron of Chicken Soup for the Wretched Soul. Along with his manga-eyed, fiercely cute companion, this plucky pullet strikes suitably heroic poses in the blocky, comical illustrations. What will readers think of his epic debut? Thundercluck says it best: “Bagock! KRA-KOOWWWWWW!” - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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