Viking Longship (Fly on the Wall)

ISBN 13: 9781845076375

Viking Longship (Fly on the Wall)

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Children learn all about the Viking way of life as they sail with Uggla, Grim, and their grizzly crew. These exciting, authentic characters work, play, and battle, letting readers follow and identify them while exploring a famous culture. The book features vibrant tableaux, facts, and legends, with stories about Norse gods, images of the Viking craftsmen at work, a raid on a church, and the funeral of a mighty warrior. There's even flies, beer stains, and bloody fingerprints plastering the pages, making Viking Longship, the third entry in the popular Fly on the Wall series of historical picture books, a fun way for young readers to learn about history.

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Mick Manning grew up in Haworth, West Yorkshire and studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. He has written and illustrated over 60 books, mostly with his partner Brita Granstrom.Their distinctive books have won many awards. Their first book, The World is Full of Babies, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders and have 4 sons. Their other books with Frances Lincoln include the critically acclaimed Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Pharaoh's Egypt, Viking Longship, Greek Hero, Tail-End Charlie and What Mr Darwin Saw. Both Roman Fort and Viking Longship were shortlisted for the English Association 4-11 Awards and Greek Hero won in 2008. Snap! is the follow-up to Yuck! which was a regional winner of the Highland Book Awards 2006. Recently Mick and Brita donated the entire body of work created for their book Fly on the Wall: Greek Heroto Seven Stories, the centre for children's books To visit the website of Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom click here To read an interview with Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom click here Brita Granstrom grew up on a Swedish farm and has an MFA in Fine Art from Konstfack, Stockholm. She and Mick Manning live in the Scottish Borders have four sons. Their first book together, The World is Full of Babies won the Smarties Silver Award in 1996 and their second book, What's Under the Bed? took the TES Junior Information Book Award in 1997. Yum Yum and How Did I Begin? were 2 of the 6 children's books shortlisted for the Rhone Poulene Prize in 1998. Science School made the shortlist in the following year. In 2000, Wash, Scrub, Brush! won the English Association's non-fiction award for the best picture book, with Let's Party making the shortlist in 2001. Brita won both Parenting Magazine's Book of the Year and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2000 with her illustrations for Judy Hindley's Eyes, Nose, Fingers, Toes. To visit the website of Brita Granstrom and Mick Manning click here To read an interview with Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom click here<

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Informative yet entertaining - the excellent, colourful illustrations are humorous and give children an idea of what it might have been like when the Vikings were around. 5-7 Educator A cracking good story and an engaging narrative voice are the two key characteristics guaranteed to keep young readers' attention from cover to cover ... illustration, design and writing work in perfect harmony to create a lively cast of Vikings, whose story keeps you turning the pages. The illustrations have a gorgeous, fresh, drawn-from-life feel. -- Nicola Davies Guardian There is so much detail in this book and the pictures and the story are so interesting that I thoroughly recommend it. Carousel

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