Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Thunder Girls : Freya and the Magic Jewel

C Bear and I have been focused on all things Vikings and Norse Myths this summer.  I always knew about Thor and Loki, but there is so much more to Norse Mythology.  

Thunder Girls is a fiction book about Freya, a girl goddess from Vanheim who goes to live in Asgard (where Odin rules) to go to Asgard Academy.  There are familiar gods in the book like Thor, Loki, and Frey and we are introduced to some fictitious ones as well.  Freya is looking for her nanny named Gullveig, who went hunting for gold in Asgard and started a war between Asgard and Vanaheim.  And though that is her focus for going to Asgard there are also stories of friendship, budding romance and learning about her powers and skills.

It was a well researched story and really used Norse Mythology facts and tidbits throughout the book.  Our biggest struggle with the book was that C Bear found reading so many pages without some sort of illustration or picture kind of daunting.  So he became more reluctant to read it.

I think this has more to do with where we are in our reading journey (like chapter books with pictures and graphic novels )  than the actual book which I really enjoyed.  

Do you have any chapter book recommendations that have pictures to break up the chapters?

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