Matthew Thorsen is the son of the Chief of Police in his town. The Thorsen family has always been in charge in Blackwell, South Dakota, because they are descendants of Thor, the Norse god of Thunder. Matt has always known this, but he is unprepared for finding out exactly what that means for him when he is unexpectedly chosen to be the Champion in the great battle of Ragnarok.
In Loki's Wolves (Lexile: 680; Interest Level: Grades 3-6), K. L. Armstrong incorporates the modern-day life of Matt and his classmates (not all of whom are friends) and the ancient mythology of the Norse gods and monsters into an engaging tale of adventure. Through some interesting twists of fate, Matt must locate the other descendants of the gods and decide which ones he can trust. This is the first book in the Blackwell Pages Series. Readers who enjoy Percy Jackson may also enjoy this series while waiting for Rick Riordan's Norse mythology series to begin. (358 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.