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The sword of the Viking king

The sword of the Viking king

Deary, Terry; Flook, Helen

Wessex, Southern England, 878. Fortunes are not on the side of the English and the Vikings will soon control all the land. Even young Ethelbert believes he could do a better job than King Alfred. Little does he know that soon he will be called on to prove it

Paperback, Book. English. Historical. Children's stories. Historical fiction. Fiction 7+.
Published London: A. & C. Black, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: [Terry Deary] ; illustrated by Helen Flook
ISBN: 1408122375, 9781408122372
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 63 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series: Terry Deary's Viking tales
Subject: Great Britain History Alfred, 871-899 Juvenile fiction.; Alfred, King of England, 849-899 Juvenile fiction.; Vikings England Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Terry Deary's Viking tales.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 3.5
Interest Level: LY
Points: 1
Quiz Number: 218875

Author note

Terry Deary began his writing career with fiction for A&C Black. Heis now author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, which havebeen published in 32 languages. His historical fiction for olderchildren Tudor Terrorhas been praised as "a marvellous blend of factand fiction" (School Librarian). His non-fiction has been consistentlyin the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Historiescelebratedtheir 10th anniversary in 2003, having sold 10 million copies worldwideand been adapted as television animations, theatre tours and museumexhibitions. Terry Deary was voted "Outstanding children's non-fictionauthor of the 20th Century" by Books for Keepsmagazine.


'Deary tells these stories in such a way that children will want to read more and find out what really happened in this interesting and enjoyable way of accessing History. More, please!'
Books for Keeps (March 2011)