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The Day the World Went Loki

by Robert J. Harris

Part of the Kelpies Series

The Day the World Went Loki Synopsis

'At that moment the kitchen door opened and something colossal came stomping out. It was about seven feet tall with green skin and tufts of black fur on the back of its ham-like hands. A long, thick tail was dragging heavily across the floor behind it. It was wearing Mum's green summer dress and white apron.' Lewis and Greg have accidentally turned their mum into a troll, and the town of St Andrews into a fantasy world overrun by yetis, elves, dragons and valkyries -- few of them friendly. When the brothers recited an ancient rhyme to conjure up an extra day of the week, they had no idea it would work -- or that the day would belong to the banished Norse god, Loki, master of mischief, monsters and mayhem. As the day wears on, time seems to be lagging behind. Will this day of madness never end? Can two ordinary boys outwit an ancient lord and his monstrous minions?

The Day the World Went Loki Press Reviews

'This was a book I enjoyed and would be happy to have in a school library.' -- Books for Keeps 'The book is written with great wit and an abundance of one-liners ... this is a fun story that rattles along and works on every level... one for Sunday Times and QI afficionados.' -- Lothian Life 'A hugely enjoyable romp ... Lots of irresistible page turners and a hugely satisfying ending.' -- Annemarie Allan, author of Hox, Breaker and Ushig 'A boisterous, funny and magical tale of ancient myth hitting the streets of the modern world with a bang... Robert Harris is a master of the hilarious.' -- Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire 'A magical romp through the streets of St Andrews.' -- Jane Yolen, author of Dragon's Blood and Wizard's Hall 'This is a very funny addition to the myth, magic and the everyday genre with two endearingly distaster-prone heroes, plenty of action, larger than life (literally) characters and some very amusing jokes.' -- The School Librarian

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782500308
Publication date: 22nd August 2013
Author: Robert J. Harris
Publisher: Kelpies an imprint of Floris Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage),

About Robert J. Harris

Robert J. Harris was born in Dundee and now lives in St Andrews with his wife, sons, and his dog. He is the author of many children's books, including Will Shakespeare and the Pirate's Fire, and Leonardo and the Death Machine; and he is the creator of popular fantasy board game Talisman.

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