Thor's Hammer (Voyage of the Basset Series #4)

Thor's Hammer (Voyage of the Basset Series #4)

by Will Shetterly
     
 
The Norse gods are in an uproar—Thor's hammer has been stolen! The goddess Freyja has foreseen that a human boy will help find the hammer; the Basset sails into the mortal world to find him. But when the Basset returns, it carries not one boy, but four—all of whom must change if they are to fulfill Freyja's prophecy and save the gods from destruction.

Overview

The Norse gods are in an uproar—Thor's hammer has been stolen! The goddess Freyja has foreseen that a human boy will help find the hammer; the Basset sails into the mortal world to find him. But when the Basset returns, it carries not one boy, but four—all of whom must change if they are to fulfill Freyja's prophecy and save the gods from destruction.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
The magical ship the Basset sets sail again, journeying to San Francisco in the year 1876. Young Joshua Green is black and alone, trying to make a living in the city. When Joshua loses his job, he and his dog, Lincoln, have nowhere to stay. Toby McGee works long hours to provide food and rent money for his Irish mother and siblings. A moment's inattention has cost Toby three fingers, but fear of losing his job prevents him from protesting intolerable working conditions. Lin Yutang works for his father repairing furniture. Although his parents see America only as a place to earn money, to Yutang, it is home. Nevertheless he hates when he must leave Chinatown to deal with "round-eyed barbarians." These three very different people clash on the docks of San Francisco, are rescued from drowning by the crew of the Basset, and are taken on an unimaginable adventure to find Thor's hammer and restore peace to Asgard. Part of a series that began with James C. Christiansen's Voyage of the Basset (Artisan, 1996/VOYA August 1997) and featuring some top names in young adult fantasy, this book stands alone. It is quick, easy, serial fiction and better than most because of the authorship. Shetterly gives readers a young adult look at the world of the Norse gods, giants, elves, and dwarfs. With an easy reading level, it would be a great book to hand the reluctant young male reader, possibly interesting him enough to explore more Norse mythology. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P M (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2000, Random House, 212p, $3.99 Trade pb. Ages 12 to 14. Reviewer: Joyce Davidson SOURCE: VOYA, August 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375802744
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/26/2000
Series:
Voyage of the Basset Series, #4
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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