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They Came on Viking Ships - Jackie French

They Came on Viking Ships

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Published: 30th March 2005
For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
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This is the story of a Scottish wolfhound called Snarf and his owner, Hekja, whose simple but happy lives change unrecognisably when their village is raided by Vikings.As a puppy, Snarf is fortuitously rescued by a young girl called Hekja when he is badly injured. Both are then captured by raiding Vikings and transported to 'Vinland' with Freydis Ericsdottir, half-sister of Leif Ericson (who is usually credited with 'discovering' America. Both Freydis and Leif are the children of Eric the Red, who founded the Greenland colony.)This page-turning story is set against an historical backdrop and the book is both fascinating and historically informative. The book will also contain detailed black and white line illustrations throughout.

About The Author

Jackie French Koller is a published author of children's books. Some of the published credits of Jackie French Koller include The Dragonling Collector's Edition: Volume 2 (The Dragonling), Seven Spunky Monkeys, The Keepers, Book 3: The Wizard's Scepter, and A Wizard Named Nell (Keepers (Turtleback)).

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Page-turning and informative book

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Pros

  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Younger Readers

    Comments about They Came on Viking Ships:

    It is a page-turning story. Since it is based on historical facts it is very informative yet entertaining. Teenagers will enjoy it.

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    ISBN: 9780207200113
    ISBN-10: 0207200114
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
    For Grades: 7 - 9
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 288
    Published: 30th March 2005
    Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7  x 1.7
    Weight (kg): 0.23

    Jackie French

    Jackie French's writing career spans sixteen years, 42 wombats, 120 books for kids and adults, translations into nineteen languages, and slightly more awards than wombats, both in Australia and overseas (that's overseas awards, not overseas wombats).

    Her books range from provocative historical fiction such as Hitler's Daughter and They Came on Viking Ships to the hilarious international bestseller, Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley, as well as many nonfiction titles such as The Fascinating History of Your Lunch, and To the Moon and Back (with Bryan Sullivan), the history of Australia's Honeysuckle Creek and man's journey to the moon.

    In 2000, Hitler’s Daughter was awarded the CBC Younger Readers’ Award. To the Moon and Back won the Eve Pownall Award in 2005. Macbeth and Son, and Josephine Wants to Dance were both shortlisted for the 2007 CBC Awards.

    Visit Jackie French 's Booktopia Author Page