The first book in the Brownstone's Mythical Collection series, now in paperback with an all new cover from creator Joe Todd-Stanton!
Little Arthur Brownstone is the town oddity, until he is tasked with defeating the horrendous giant wolf Fenrir, who is terrorizing the Icelandic countryside and has extinguished the warming fire that keeps Arthur's town thriving. Join Arthur on this journey through Norse mythology as he meets Thor, defeats Fenrir, and becomes a legend in his own right--the first in a series about the adventuring Brownstone family as they explore folklore from around the world.
About the Author
Joe Todd-Stanton grew up in Brighton and was taught to draw by his mother, who is also an illustrator. He studied at UWE Bristol, receiving a first class degree in Illustration. Stanton has been commissioned to work for clients such as Oxford University Press, Usborne Publishing and Aquila magazine. His first picture book, Arthur and the Golden Rope, was published by Flying Eye Books in 2016.
One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Picture Books of 2017!
With picture books seeming to hew to ever more minimalist approaches, this retelling of a Norse myth, rich with adventure and mystery in a wonderfully picturesque package, comes as an opulent treat.
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
Blending elements of picture book and graphic novel, Todd-Stanton’s book offers a light introduction to Norse myth, drawn in a style that evokes both classic Franco-Belgian comics and the work of contemporary creators like Kate Beaton and Noelle Stevenson.
I see this as also as a great read-together book for kids and parents/caregivers, with the readers going back to look at the drawings again and again. The art work is bright, vibrant and has the perfect amount of detail. The story moves quickly along with the illustrations.
—Deanna Evans, Sanibel Public Library
The illustrations in this book are really fun and help tell the story really well. People who like stories about the Norse gods will like this book. I hope that there will be other books like this!
—Kids’ Book Buzz
This book is fantastic! […] Arthur is just too cute and for any unpopular kids out there, this book will encourage them to embrace their uniqueness because as unlikely as Arthur is, he’s the town’s hero!
—How Useful It Is