Odin-Thor, Bookbear Extraordinaire

Odin-Thor is widely regarded as the handsomest and most revered staffmember at Dragonfly Books. Adventurer, Viking, Teddy Bear, and Master Storyteller: there’s nothing Odin-Thor can’t do! 

You're most likely to catch him captaining his ship, The Tradewind; reading his favorite picture books; sneaking a nap in the back room; or flaunting his stylish and 100% historically-acurate viking helmet. He is very cuddly, but can also be very fierce.

Whatever you do, do not make fun of his hat.   



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D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590171257
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New York Review of Books - May 31st, 2005

Now back in print after more than 20 years, this beautifully illustrated introduction to Norse legends tells the stories of Odin the All-father, Thor the Thunder-god and the theft of his hammer, Loki the mischievous god of the Jotun Race, and many other tales.

Where Is Bear? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399555930
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - June 13th, 2017

A little boy and his best friend - an actual bear - go on a search for a teddy bear before bedtime.

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Cover Image
By Lindsay Mattick, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316324908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 20th, 2015

A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers' horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh.

The Tomtes' Christmas Porridge Cover Image
ISBN: 9780863158247
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Published: Floris Books - September 1st, 2011

Every Christmas Eve, the Master puts out rice pudding for the tomtes to say thank you for their help around the house during the year. Recently, however, the Master has forgotten, and Mama tomte knows he will forget again this year. The elves hatch a plot to steal a bowl of Christmas porridge, without being seen, so that Papa tomte doesnt get angry.

D'Aulaires' Book of Norwegian Folktales Cover Image
By Ingri D'Aulaire (Illustrator), Edgar Parin D'Aulaire (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780816699322
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 2-6 business days
Published: University of Minnesota Press - July 15th, 2016

Twenty-one of the Norwegian folk tales collected by Asbjrnsen and Moe telling of trolls, sprites, princesses, cinderlads, talking cats, and mountains made of glass.

The Heartless Troll Cover Image
ISBN: 9781592701933
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - September 13th, 2016

A fun twist on an old fairytale called "The Troll with No Heart," The Heartless Troll is about a troll who's hidden his heart and the seventh son of a king who goes in search of his six brothers. The young man's journey brings him to a mountain, a captive princess, and a terrifying troll.

The Mitten Cover Image
By Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399252969
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

Inspired by Ukrainian folk art, Brett's "The Mitten" has become a beloved classic. This striking oversized anniversary edition with a silver foil jacket and a fresh image of the woodland animals is sure to attract fans old and new as well as adult collectors of Brett's books.

Superstars of the Chicago Bears Cover Image
ISBN: 9781681520599
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Published: Amicus Ink - February 2nd, 2016

Presents some of the Chicago Bears superstars and their achievements, including Mike Ditka, Dick Butkus, and Brian Urlacher.