Bound To Stay Bound

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 Fenris & Mott
 Author: Van Eekhout, Greg

 Publisher:  Harper (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 195 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 902697 ISBN: 9780062970633
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Wolves -- Fiction
 Norse mythology -- Fiction
 End of the world -- Fiction
 Fate and fatalism -- Fiction
 Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

Mott's life becomes complicated when the abandoned puppy she found turns out to be a mythical Norse wolf who is partly responsible for bringing about the end of the worlds.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 517519

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/22)
   Booklist (+) (08/01/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2022 *Starred Review* The fates of all nine of the realms of Norse mythology, including ours, pivot on events in Culver City, California, after the cute white puppy that lonely Mott rescues from a recycling bin turns out to be Fenris—the all-devouring wolf of Ragnarok, destined to consume everything at the end of the world. A heart-deep promise to take care of her adorable new pet is tested by a sudden series of scary encounters with Loki and other Asgardians and puts Mott firmly on the horns of a dilemma—massive storms and other signs of impending doom are intensifying, and it looks like there’s no way to save both pup and planet. Along with trotting in young Valkyrie Thrudy, a staunch, if bloodthirsty, ally, for both support and comic relief (“You don’t know what chocolate is?” “No, we don’t have such a thing in Asgard.” “This is important: Let’s get some chocolate in you right now.” “First, I shall pee”), Van Eekhout gives readers both a redoubtable human protagonist who shows hidden depths of courage and resilience on the way to an ingenious resolution and a canine one who is at once irresistibly winsome and terrifyingly destructive (not unlike many nonmythical dogs). - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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