Thorfinn and the Awful Invasion
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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 Viking 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