Wry, witty and very funny diary-style story packed with doodles and comic strips about the frustration trickster god Loki feels at having to live trapped in the body of a weedy eleven-year-old boy.

After one trick too many, Loki is banished to live on Earth as a "normal" school boy. Forbidden from using his AWESOME godly powers, Loki must show moral improvement. As he records his lies THE TRUTH in his magical (judgemental) diary, it becomes clear Loki hasn’t a clue how to tell good from evil, trust from tricks, or friends from enemies.


Louie Stowell writes books about magic, gods and monsters (mostly). She has written carefully-researched books about space, ancient Egypt, politics and science but eventually lapsed into just making stuff up. She has written fiction for 8–12 (Nosy Crow and Walker Books US), but Loki: A Bad God's Guide series is her first as both author and illustrator, inspired by her research into Norse myths.


This bad boy’s journey is a laugh-out-loud delight, packed with cartoons and footnotes, perfect for fans of The Wimpy Kid.

The Daily Mail

I devoured this hilarious doodly diary by the immensely talented Louie Stowell. So funny and magnificently clever. Learned about Norse mythology too which was a bonus! Right up my street, I’d thoroughly recommend Loki for comedy lovers 8+. Out Feb 2022.

Jen Carney, Author of Accindental Diary of B.U.G.

I loved it! Fantastically fresh and funny. I can’t wait for more!

Andy Shepherd, Author of The Boy Grew Dragons

Forget Thor, it’s Louie who really brings the thunder with this book. Action-packed, smart and very, very funny.

Rob Biddulph, Author of Draw with Rob

This Loki is no wimpy kid, he’s an (anti)hero you’re going to LOVE!

Phil Earle, Author of When the Sky Falls


Books Are My Bag Readers Awards
FCBG Children’s Book Award
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Sheffield Children’s Book Award
Indie Champions Award
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Leicester Libraries Best Book Award
King's School Chester School Book Award
Redbridge Children’s Book Award
The British Book Awards - Best Children’s Book
Leeds Children’s Book Awards
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