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Thunder Girls #1 Freya and the Magic Jewel | Book Giveaway

Prizes and samples provided by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
The Children’s Book Review | May 3, 2018

From the authors of the Goddess Girls series comes the first book in a brand-new series steeped in Norse mythology, magic, adventure, and friendship.


Enter for a chance to win an autographed hardcover copy of Thunder Girls #1 Freya and the Magic Jewel, written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams, authors of the wildly popular Goddess Girls and Grimmtastic Girls series for ages 8-12.

Three (3) winners receive:

  • An autographed hardcover copy of Thunder Girls #1 Freya and the Magic Jewel

Age Range: 8-12

Hardcover: 272 pages

Giveaway begins May 3, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends June 3, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.


Thunder-Girls-Freya-and-the-Magic-Jewel-Joan-Holub-Suzanne-Williams-Simon-&-Schuster-smlThunder Girls #1 Freya and the Magic Jewel

Written by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Publisher’s Synopsis: Freya, the Norse girlgoddess of love and beauty, is looking forward to a fun year at Vanaheim Junior High. But after receiving a mysterious prophecy from her magical jewel named Brising — that she is the key to stopping a big, bad doomsday—she is summoned to Asgard Academy by the mighty god Odin, and told to “bring her magic”. When she accidentally drops her beloved jewel off the Bifrost Bridge, it seems there’s no way she’ll be able to deliver the magic Odin expects of her now. However she soon learns that true magic can come from unexpected places. Will Freya manage to rescue Brising, stop doomsday, and unite her new Asgard Academy schoolmates?

Coming soon: Thunder Girls #2: Sif and the Dwarfs’ Treasure


“Freya has a positive attitude even though she doesn’t want to go to a whole new world. She manages to make friends even while dealing with the loss of her jewel. The mythology is well explained, and the gods and goddesses true to the original portrayals, with a middle grade friendly twist. The covers are bright and colorful, so these will sell themselves to young readers who like magic or fairy stories, and can never have a series long enough to suit them … I have a good collection of Greek and Roman mythology books, but struggle to find Norse title, so will probably purchase this series.”
—Karen Yingling, Library Media Specialist, Ohio USA

“A frothy…series starter to introduce the wide, entertaining mythological world.” (Fantasy. 8-12) 
—Kirkus Review

“… this book does not disappointment. A wonderful book that introduces the middle grade reader to Norse Myth.”
—Greer, goodreads

“A great, solid, book 1 of this series…I really appreciated the effort into getting much of the Norse mythology right.”
—Christian, goodreads

Ages 8-12 | Publisher: Aladdin | May 1, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-1481496407

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About the Authors

Together, Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams write the Goddess GirlsHeroes in TrainingThunder Girls, and Grimmtastic Girls series.

Joan Holub is a New York Times bestselling author, who has written 140 books for children including Mighty DadsThis Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power PrimerShampoodle, and Little Red Writing. She is online at JoanHolub.com.

Suzanne Williams is also the author of over fifty books for children including the award-winning picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg). She lives outside Seattle, Washington, and is online at Suzanne-Williams.com.

How To Enter

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Giveaway Rules
  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mountain Time on May 3, 2018 and 11:59 PM on June 3, 2018.
  • Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about June 6, 2018.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • The Children’s Book Review is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
Prizes courtesy of Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

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