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How To Be a Hero

How to Be a Hero

Published: 21 Jan 2021

Paperback / softback, 256 pages

Recommended for age 7+ and 9+

By Cat Weldon

Illustrated by Katie Kear

Published by Pan Macmillan

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 A no-good Viking thief. The worst-ever trainee valkyrie. An ungodly case of mistaken identity.

When failing trainee valkyrie Lotta mistakes an unconscious Viking thief, Whetstone, for a fallen hero and takes him triumphantly to Valhalla, things are definitely not turning out to be epic or glorious. Having lost a precious talking cup, Whetstone is also desperate to cover up his mistake and the two embark on a quarrelsome journey to find it and regain their heroic status. But Loki the trickster God is desperate to get his hands on the cup with a plan to unleash chaos across the nine worlds.

Can Whetstone prove himself a hero after all when it matters most?

The first in a hilarious and fast-paced trilogy about how to be brave, what it means to be a hero and just how confusing the Norse Gods really are.

Tagged top pick and Vikings

The How to Be a Hero series

How to Be a Hero
A Gathering of Giants
Land of Lost Things

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