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The Day the World Went Loki

Robert J. Harris


Also available as: eBook

Range: Kelpies Paperback 208 pages 198 x 130 mm ISBN: 9781782500308 Publication date: 22nd August 2013

Lewis and Greg might have accidentally turned their mum into a seven-foot tall green monster and their best friend into a yeti –- but it wasn’t their fault!

All they did was recite an ancient rhyme. Now St Andrews looks more like Middle Earth and Loki (Yeah, that Loki, the Norse god of mischief!) says the world will stay this way forever.

But how will the brothers stop him with a gang of angry Valkyries on their tail? Can two ordinary boys outwit the god of mayhem?


'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

Day the World Went Loki


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 The Day the World Went Loki and Thor is Locked in my Garage, Will Shakespeare and…

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