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Macmillan Children's Book


Chicken of Thor


Author: Written by Paul Tillery IV; illustrated by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer



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A hilarious debut middle-grade series about a superhero chicken with the lightning powers of Thor.
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Cancel your dinner plans and dig in to Thundercluck! by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer. This is the first book in a hilarious new series stuffed with Norse mythology, black-and-white illustrations by the dozen, and a superhero chicken ready to ruffle some feathers.

When danger calls . . . BAGAW! calls back!

When an evil chef faces off against the god Thor, a hen's egg is caught in the crossfire and hatches into powerful chick called Thundercluck, beloved by the gods but a target for evildoers everywhere. For his own safety, the young chicken must fly the coop and hide out on Earth. But when the Under Chef returns and threatens to make the hens of Valhalla into rotisserie, Thundercluck scrambles to reclaim the power of thunder and hatch a plan to defeat him.

Thundercluck! Half mortal. Half god. All-natural chicken.

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In The News

“This rousing adventure introduces a new hero to the world . . . [An] epic debut.” —Booklist

“An ideal adventure for more reluctant readers . . . An absurd story executed with admirable gravity and skill.” —Kirkus

“This absurd premise delivers on its goofy humor . . . for those readers not yet ready for Percy Jackson.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“For mythology loving readers who are too young for Rick Riordan.” —School Library Journal

“Tillery dishes out bountiful allusions and wordplay both smart and silly . . .[along with] chirpy dialogue, rat-a-tat action, and spry illustrations.” —Publishers Weekly

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