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The Viking Invader
The Vikings: axe-wielding brutes or clean-living explorers and traders? Read the Viking Invader and find out. It's a fresh and lively look at history which is written like a tabloid newspaper. Danes Brit Debut End in Beheading, 'Position Hopeless' says Missionary, Captain in Coffin Burns Wrong Town - it's all here in the Invader! PLUS - The Axe Files - our sharp-as-a-blade quiz, Marriage - What every Viking maiden should know, AND a special report from the Ideal Longhouse Exhibition. There's a lot more to the Vikings than you think. Discover the people behind the headlines in The Viking Invader - coming to a village near you, SOON.
Key Stage: KS2/3 H; Age 9+ (info)
276 x 216mm
Author/Editor: Fergus Fleming
A history book doesn’t have to be boring – your child can take in the facts in the form of tabloid newspaper headlines in the Newspaper Histories (will you pick up the Stone Age Sentinel or the Egyptian Echo?). Suddenly medieval events seem a lot more like our big news stories of the day...
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I read this book around the age of 10 or so, and I absolutely loved it. It's a very clever, accurate, and amusing look at the Vikings and the Norse, and it's definitely worth reading.
Dylan Zimmerman, 12th October 2010
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