Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good: eBook (Fixed format)

By Louie Stowell

Packed with doodles and cartoons, this is the wry, witty and very funny diary of Norse god Loki and the trials of being trapped on Earth as a weedy eleven-year-old boy.

After one trick too many, Loki is banished to live on Earth as a "normal" school boy. Forbidden from using his AWESOME godly powers, Loki must show moral improvement. As he records his lies THE TRUTH in his magical (judgemental) diary, it becomes clear Loki hasn’t a clue how to tell good from evil, trust from tricks, or friends from enemies.

Categories: Ebooks

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Fixed layout
  • ISBN: 9781529507836
  • Published: 10 Feb 2022
  • Price: £7.99
  • Pages: 240

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Customer reviews


'This bad boy’s journey is a laugh-out-loud delight, packed with cartoons and footnotes, perfect for fans of The Wimpy Kid.' The Daily Mail

' outrageously funny […] Sharp wit, ethical dilemmas, sly mythological references and oodles of doodles are a recipe for pure reading pleasure.' Guardian

'Often laugh-out-loud funny, this is an irreverent romp through practical moral philosophy, like Netflix’s The Good Place with more snarky cartoon snakes.' Observer

'Tom Gates and Wimpy Kid fans need look no further than this laugh-out-loud offering from Stowell. […] Presented as a diary, the cartoon-packed text will help reluctant readers while also giving a fun introduction to Norse mythology.' Mail on Sunday

'not just bestselling and funny; its pithy cartooning didn’t insult anyone’s intelligence.' Kitty Empire's Chapter Books of the Year, Observer

'For any kid transfixed by Norse mythology […] it’s silly, full of cheeky jokes and mischief, and peopled by believable, fallible characters who just happen to be gods.' The Best Children's Books of 2022, The Big Issue

'Clever, original and very, very funny, this is the perfect book for Wimpy kid fans. With exuberant line drawings on every page, it hums with action, humour, heart.' Irish Independent

'“Defiantly childish and silly – and all the better for it.” ' SFX - five stars

' I devoured this hilarious doodly diary by the immensely talented Louie Stowell. So funny and magnificently clever. Learned about Norse mythology too which was a bonus! Right up my street, I'd thoroughly recommend Loki for comedy lovers 8+. Out Feb 2022.' Jen Carney, Author of Accindental Diary of B.U.G.

' This side-splitting tale, which contains an abundance of references to Norse mythology, is hugely entertaining from start to finish. A great choice for reluctant readers, it is generously illustrated with witty black-and-white cartoon drawings, and the daily diary entries break the text into manageable sections.' BookTrust

' I loved it! Fantastically fresh and funny. I can’t wait for more!' Andy Shepherd, Author of The Boy Grew Dragons

' Forget Thor, it's Louie who really brings the thunder with this book. Action-packed, smart and very, very funny.' Rob Biddulph, Author of Draw with Rob

' This Loki is no wimpy kid, he’s an (anti)hero you’re going to LOVE!' Phil Earle, Author of When the Sky Falls

' So much love for this book - witty & wonderful… it’s Louie Stowell of course! ' Lu Fraser, Author of The Littlest Yak

' Absolute privilege to read this early. Loki is banished to Earth in body of 11 yr old boy & condemned to behave. But he's the God of Mischief! Brilliantly astute, effortlessly hilarious - could there possibly be a glimmer of goodness in Loki?!' Nicola Penfold, Author of Where the World Turns Wild

' Punchy, fast-paced and blimmin' brilliant. LOKI A Bad God's Guide to Being Good has you chuckling at every page turn full of witty remarks and hilarious characters. Read it. You won't be sorry. And that's the honest truth; the book would be sure to tell you otherwise!' Laura Ellen Anderson, Author of the Amelia Fang Series

' I didn't know I wanted to read about Loki as a disgraced god forced into an Adrian-Mole-esque existence, but it turns out I do! Such a brilliant idea. This book is extremely funny, highly original and packed with quirky doodles.' Nadia Shireen, Author of Grimwood

'smart, witty and absolute genius' AM Dassu, Author of Boy, Everywhere

'Laugh out loud funny, whip-smart observation, totally original & all round EPIC.' Hannah Gold, Author of The Last Bear

'YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK, or may you get bitten on the bum by a snake, which could totally happen.' Jamie Smart, Author of Bunny vs. Monkey

'hilarious, clever, addictive and so full of heart that I truly didn’t want it to end' Annabel Steadman, Author of Skandar and the Unicorn Thief

'hilarious, page-turny and packed with mischief' Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Author of How To Change The World

'A sheer doodle-filled comic delight.' Dominique Valente, Author of the Starfell series

'a sheer delight [...] as accessible and readable as Wimpy Kid but just so much smarter and tons more fun' Piers Torday, Author of The Wild Before

'Loki is a hilarious and heartfelt read the promises an excellent and far from low-key series to come!' LD Lapinski, Author of The Strangeworlds Travel Agency series

'clever and subversive and accessible and anarchic' Sophie Kirtley, Author of The Wild Way Home

'Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good is likely to have your reader in stitches' Christmas countdown of amazing books, RTÉjr

'"Wickedly hilarious and subversively fun, Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being Good is a laugh-out-loud delight with all the fabulously addictive weirdness of the original Norse mythology. My kids and I can't wait to see what happens next!"' Stephanie Burgis, author of The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart and The Raven Heir

'Clever, original and hilarious, with witty line drawings. A real winner!' Irish Independent's Pick of the year for ages 5+, 56 cracking reads to keep kids entertained this Christmas

' I absolutely loved it…and haven’t laughed this much over a book in ages.' Fallen Star Stories

'so funny and brightened my day, so any reader who loves Loki and Norse Mythology will get so much joy out of this, it’s something light to read that will leave you smiling for hours afterwards' Coffee, Cups & Books Blog

'A brilliant book which kept me glued to the pages.' The Strawberry Post

'Norse mythology is deftly woven in, with enough explanations (and diagrams) that it would be understandable to someone completely new to it, but with plenty of references that will make those who do understand them chuckle. […] Overall, this is a tremendously engaging read for KS2 children' Just Imagine

'Stowell’s background in non-fiction serves her well with this book. While on the surface it is a hilarious portrayal of a very frustrated Loki’s attempt to prove that he is not the monster everyone makes him out to be, it also contains many allusions to various stories throughout Norse Mythology. [...] This book is engaging and easy to read. It’s a perfect middle grade book, full of laughter and lessons that slip in when you least expect them. [...] Everyone, like it or not, has a bit of Loki and Thor in them - and this book highlights that perfectly.' The Folklore Podcast

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