Thorfinn and the Awful Invasion
Also available as: Paperback
You might think all Vikings are rough, tough, mean hairy and smelly. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking!
Fed up with Thorfinn’s too-nice ways, his dad, Harald the Skull-Splitter, sends his son on a voyage to Scotland to earn his gruesome Viking name.
Will Thorfinn the Nicest avoid being thrown overboard?
P.S. Also contains snarling, axe throwing and scones with jam.
'Thorfinn comes from a long line of ferocious, rampaging Vikings... But Thorfinn is a peace-loving, tea-drinking, jam-making thoroughly nice Viking... the first in a series by David MacPhail for newly fluent readers. The short, funny story is enhanced with illustrations by Richard Morgan.'
-- Jane Sandell, The Scotsman
'...delightful and truly funny brand new series.'
'A thrilling novel. The best I've read. My mum couldn't believe I read it in one day.'
-- George Daniels, age 7, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
'I think this book is best for learners and children who like adventurous stories... I would give it 5 stars.'
-- Phoenix Williams, age 7, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
'Thorfinn really is the nicest Viking ever!... Really great story with good humour.'
-- Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 10, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
'A slight twist on your usual Viking story, kept me on my toes.'
-- Oliver Lonsdale, age 7, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
'I really really enjoyed this book. Thorfinn the napkin folder is a hero and the book is hilarious. I also liked the extras at the end of the book.'
-- Harry Gray, age 7, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
'Great book for learning about Vikings!'
-- Connor Lobban, age 7, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
'A really funny book, I loved this!'
-- Luke Killen, age 7, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
'Funny, funny, funny...'
-- Hermione Chaytors, age 6, for lovereading4kids.co.uk
'The story cracks along at a good pace accompanied by humorous black and white drawings... This is a highly entertaining book celebrating difference that will delight newly confident readers.'
-- SLA (School Libray Association)
'Luca shares that both boys and girls would like this story and says, ''It's the humor that makes the book!'' '
-- Read Brightly
Posted on 02/08/16 in Design and Illustration
Today the #FlorisDesign team will be taking a look behind the scenes at some early sketches of Thorfinn-the-Very-VERY-Nice-Indeed. Thorfinn is the pol …read more >
Posted on 08/02/16 in Awards
Thorfinn the Nicest Viking on the Lollies Shortlist Today we received a very exciting email from Scholastic, telling us that the first book in the Tho …read more >