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They Came on Viking Ships - Jackie French

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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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Quite the little page turner.

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My daughter was reading it over the last term in year 6. She desperately wanted to read it before her classmates and was extremely excited about getting it.

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this book is an amazing book by Jackie French..

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Page-turning and informative book

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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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Jackie French

Jackie was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year.  She is also an historian, ecologist, dyslexic, and a passionate worker for literacy, the right of all children to be able to read, and the power of books.

Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, 148 wombats, over 140 books, 36 languages, 3,721 bush rats, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. 

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.

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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
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.22