Thorfinn and the Raging Raiders

David MacPhail; Illustrated by Richard Morgan

Price:
£5.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is a funny and fearsome series which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!
  • David MacPhail takes readers on a journey filled with gruesome Viking heroes, adventurous battles -- and a polite young Viking who would rather be at home with a mug of pinecone tea!
  • Illustrated with hilarious sketches by Richard Morgan, as well as cut-out-and-keep collectable character cards, games and fun facts

Thorfinn is a nice, polite young Viking. How will he manage to rescue his mum from bunch of marauding rival Vikings?

Format:
paperback
Size:
196 x 158 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Young Kelpies
Illustrations:
50 b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 6 to 8 years
Extent:
136 pages
ISBN:
9781782502333
Publication date:
21 Jul 2016
Series:
Thorfinn the Nicest Viking

Description

Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient...

Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, Village Chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all.

Indgar villagers are out watching an elk polo match, the village is attached, and Thorfinn's mum goes missing, presumed kidnapped. Harald, Velda Thorfinn and his boisterous brothers chase the mysterious raiders across the North Sea towards Scotland. Will Thorfinn the Nicest Viking manage to find his mum and bring her back home safe and sound?

Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is a funny, illustrated, action-packed new series for young readers which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!

Reviews

'With short chapters and plenty of laughs on every page, this highly entertaining series of Viking antics is ideal for confident independent readers. Hilarious illustrations accompany the witty text, and there are puzzles and trading cards to be enjoyed at the end of the book.'
-- BookTrust

'It is a story filled with humor that will appeal to young readers... Readers who like the graphic novel/fiction book format will like the cartoon like illustrations throughout the book. Reluctant readers will find the format and short chapters accessible.'
-- Youth Services Book Review

Author

David MacPhail left home at eighteen to travel the world and have adventures. After working as a chicken wrangler, a ghost-tour guide and a waiter on a tropical island, he now has the sensible job of writing about yetis and Vikings. At home in Perthshire, Scotland, he exists on a diet of cream buns and zombie movies. David is also the author of Yeti on the Loose and the Thorfinn the Nicest Viking series.

Richard Morgan was born and raised by goblins on the Yorkshire moors. He has painted backgrounds for Disney TV and now writes and illustrates children's books. He lives in Cambridge, England, and has a family of goblins of his own.

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