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Book Review - Voyage of the Basset - Thor's Hammer

Book Review - Voyage of the Basset - Thor's Hammer - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Giants, dwarves and gods, oh my! Its 1876 and three kidz are about to set sail aboard the Basset - a magical ship that will take them on the adventure of a lifetime.

Author: Will Shetterly

Giants and dwarves and gods - oh my! You wouldn't expect to find them in San Francisco in 1876. Neither do Toby, Joshua or Yutang - three boys who are struggling to get by in the mean streets. Blind luck and Joshua's dog, Lincoln, send them on an adventure beyond their imagination as they fall onto the deck of the Basset.

The Basset is a magical vessel run by dwarves and gremlins. It's on a quest to find a hero who will recover Thor's hammer and save the Norse gods from destruction. The three boys are in for adventure and excitement, whether they want it or not.

Will Shetterly does a great job of bringing the kids to life. From Toby's struggles with work and his injury, to Yutang and Joshua dealing with racism. These kids are hardcore. The Norse giants better watch out cuz the kids are gonna kick their butt.

The Voyage of the Basset - Thor's Hammer has plenty of info, almost too much. It feels a bit like you're getting your head crammed with facts but the action is fast enough that you hardly notice. If you're interested in finding out about the Norse Gods - Thor, Loki, Odin and the rest - then you're in luck.

The bottom line: The kidz are cool, it's a little heavy on the facts but the action keeps it moving.

Rating: 4

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