One day in the distant future, Thor, the Norse god of thunder, is destined to battle the giant snake that threatens to devour the world. Until then, mortals of Middle Earth look to Thor and his magic hammer for protection from evil. In this third volume of the Secrets of the Ancient Gods series, Thor takes time from his duties to lead readers through the mythological Norse realms, those mysterious worlds that are home to gods, giants, elves, and monsters. He also delves into the age of the Vikings and reveals how they lived and what they believed.
Long ago in the legendary land of Asgard, battles raged throughout the Heavens and Earth between powerful gods. Viking heroes, Norse gods, and deadly monsters. These ancient myths are the inspiration for Rick Riordan's Magnus Chase books.
Classic stories and of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters come to life in a tableau of Norse myths, including those of the thunder god Thor, the one-eyed god and Allfather Odin, and the trickster god Loki.
Young readers will be inspired by stories of women who have made great strides in a field that takes courage, persistence, and creativity to pursue. Primary sources, essentials questions, and knowledge connections encourage both boys and girls to ask what role they might play in the next astronomical discovery.
If you could have any animal's feet, whose would you choose? If you chose a cheetah's paws, you'd be so fast you'd never miss the bus. If you had a milipede's many feet, you could be a one-kid marching band! And if you had a white rhinoceros' feet, you could carry your whole family on your back. The animal kingdom has tons of incredible feet, but yours are pretty great, too.
Through activities such as games, quizzes, drawings and other activities, this book presents the history behind each of the famous buildings, and presents interesting facts about the design, historical use, and construction techniques.
Whether you've picked up a pad for the first time or unlocked hundreds of Achievements, here's your ultimate guide to the year in gaming. Inside you will find gaming's greatest secrets, how to unlock trophies and achievements, facts and stats about the games you love, interviews with YouTubers, pro gamers, and developers.
Curious seekers will expand the fun as they lift up the pages to discover that something has changed and it's time to solve a brand-new riddle. All of Walter Wick's beautiful photographs include the character of Seymour (from the Can You See What I See? series) and introduce Seymour's new dog, Buttons. Join Seymour and Buttons on their search-and-find adventure.
Discover that the video games played today have their roots in the games people played in the deserts of Ancient Egypt. Learn how to design games from the initial idea to the final blips on the screen.
How would you know what time it was without clocks? How would you buy things without money? It's hard to imagine what life would be like today without the inventions and discoveries that we take for granted, from the humble bar of soap to the fantastic complexity of the Internet. Combining history with science, this series explains how these products of human ingenuity have transformed our world.
Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this colorful collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousands of locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today.
An illustrated account of the life of John Howland, the young servant who was indentured to Pilgrim John Carver, describes how he embarked on the Mayflower and survived a fall off the ship before helping his ill shipmates by scouting out a safe harbor.
Tired of following other people's rules? Think you can do better? Now's your chance. This title shows you how to design a completely new nation from scratch. Decide on the laws, choose your borders, make your flag, attract loyal citizens and lots more. You'll get to create, organise, govern and judge. You can be king, queen, big chief, emperor, president or dictator. Includes fun projects to complete, bold full-colour illustrations and fascinating facts about the world's micronations. Get ready to claim your throne, because right here, right now, you rule.
The Newbery Honor-winning author of Hatchet and Dogsong shares surprising true stories about his relationship with animals, highlighting their compassion, intellect, intuition, and sense of adventure. Gary Paulsen is an adventurer who competed in two Iditarods, survived the Minnesota wilderness, and climbed the Bighorns. None of this would have been possible without his truest companion: his animals. Sled dogs rescued him in Alaska, a sickened poodle guarded his well-being, and a horse led him across a desert. Through his interactions with dogs, horses, birds, and more, Gary has been struck with the belief that animals know more than we may fathom. His understanding and admiration of animals is well known, and in This Side of Wild, which has taken a lifetime to write, he proves the ways in which they have taught him to be a better person.