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Author: Tillery, Paul
Illustrator: Tillery, Paul and Wittwere, Meg
Publisher: Roaring Book Press
Year Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781250155283
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8


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Look no farther than Thundercluck to add to your reluctant reader section! Thor (yes, Norse god Thor) has a pet chicken who is struck by magical lightning. The ensuing egg is imbued with magical powers and when he hatches, Thundercluck is able to shoot lightning similar to Thor. The evil Under-Chef wants to cook Thundercluck and eat him, sure that then he, Under-Chef will get those magical powers. Sent to Earth to keep him safe, Thundercluck lives with two old farmers until it is time for him to return to Valhalla and, along with his friend, Valkyrie Brunhilde, save the day.
Hilarious dialogue interspersed with “Bwaacks” and tight, fast-paced writing combined with illustrations that are spot-on make this an accessible and fun read. Consider for those who would like to read Rick Riordan but are not up to the denser text.

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