Velda the Awesomest Viking and the Voyage of Deadly Doom

David MacPhail; Illustrated by Richard Morgan

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  • Velda is a small girl with a big axe, on a mission to prove that she's a real Viking too
  • Velda the Awesomest Viking is a fierce, funny, action-packed adventure from the creators of Thorfinn the Nicest Viking
  • Each short, easy-to-read chapter is accompanied by Richard Morgan's quick-witted, dynamic illustrations
  • Perfect for fans of How to Train Your Dragon and adventurous children everywhere
  • Featuring a dragonship voyage, unscrupulous enemies and very loud belching

Jokes abound and escapades are aplenty as tiny and mighty Velda embarks on a brilliant adventure to rescue her friends and prove she's the awesomest Viking around. An illustrated chapter book from the creators of Thorfinn the Nicest Viking.

197 x 158 mm
Floris Books
Young Kelpies
50 black and white illustrations
Age Range:
From 6 to 9 years
144 pages
Publication date:
06 May 2021


Oi, you snivelling pig-dogs! Are you ready for a Viking adventure?

Velda is a small girl with a big axe. The only problem is, everyone thinks she can't be a proper Viking because she's "just a little girl". PURLEASE! She sets sail with Freya, captain of the dragonship Valkyrie, and her notoriously ferocious crew for a life of awesome adventure (and very loud belching).

But when the Valkyrie and her crew are captured by the Queen of the Saxons, Velda is the only one who can free her friends. The small and mighty Viking must travel to the mysterious Islands of Deadly Doom, but there's just one problem, er, well more than one, actually -- she doesn't have a ship, a crew, or a clue how to get there...

Join Velda on her quest as she makes some unlikely new friends and takes on terrifying tasks, all while proving she's the awesomest Viking around.


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 the Top-Secret Grandad series, 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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