Book review - The Littlest Viking by Sandi Toksvig
Review by Becky
When Amber, the littlest Viking, set out from Scandinavia to seek her fortune she must have got lost on her way. Now she's in Pegwell Bay. When Katie, Gary and Joshua find her stranded on the beach, they decide to look after her.
Available on Amazon.com: The Littlest Viking
An incredibly endearing little book for children between 7-10 about the fun that can be had when you discover a little viking girl who got lost sailing the seas. As well as being very fun to read with some great humour for adults and children alike it of course has some in-built moral lessons about how nasty people aren't always nasty and can be nice and how to be brave and clever. There are some very sweet illustrations in the book which enhance the story whilst reading and I particularly loved the way Amber teaches the children and reader things through a variety of clever stories with a scandinavian twist and edge. For fans of How to Train Your Dragon or building young readers up to such a title this book will do nicely. A brilliant and new tale for bedtime.
Want to adventure throught the lands of the Vikings? The height of the Vikings is an amazing period of time and there is a lot of great fiction that is based on historical facts from that period and place. Rebecca Wilson has written a guide to the genre and to some of the best works in the genre.
If you are fascinated by the subject of Vikings you should check out her blog at: http://www.soulchaserbecky.blogspot.com/
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