The Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones

The Saga of Erik the Viking

Written by Terry Jones
Illustrated by Michael Foreman

9+ readers   Bookshelf Essentials   7+ readers   eBooks   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

The fantastically brilliant and amazingly adventurous Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones returns in this new edition with an exclusive foreword from Terry who is of course, most famous for his membership of the Monty Python team. It is a wonderful tale, expertly spun, which won the Children’s Book Award back in the 1980s and is fully illustrated throughout in colour by Michael Foreman.

As Erik and the crew of the Golden Dragon set sail in search of adventure and to find out where the sun goes at night, little do they know that their courage, skill, strength and stamina will all be tested to the extremes. They must win through against storms, against the dogfighters, against giants and enchantments, face up to spirits and to trolls. Read it to find out whether they achieve their goal...

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. A rollicking story: Erik the Viking's voyage in search of 'the land where the sun goes at night' takes him and his crew into battle with the elements and with other worldly giants and evil spirits. Foreman's paintings add chilling splendour to the tale.


The Saga of Erik the Viking by Terry Jones

As Erik and the crew of The Golden Dragon set off in search of adventure, little do they know that their courage, skill, strength and stamina will all be tested to the extremes...

Includes an exclusive foreword from Monty Python's Terry Jones and newly coloured illustrations from Michael Foreman.

Age range: 8+


Dazzlingly illustrated by Foreman. . . . An enjoyable volume. --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Terry Jones

Terry Jones was Guest Editor in April 2011. You can see which books he chose by clicking here.

Terry Jones is perhaps best known as a scriptwriter and member of the Monty Python team. He is a highly successful historian, performer, director and writer for film, radio and television. His books for children have been enormously popular, including Bedtime Stories, The Knight and the Squire, The Lady and the Squire, Nicobobinus and The Saga of Erik the Viking.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info


168 pages


Terry Jones
More books by Terry Jones


Pavilion Children's Books an imprint of Pavilion Books

Publication date

14th April 2016




I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

I love Lovereading4kids because I get an opportunity to put my opinion forward and to try new books

Elosie Clarkson – age 11

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

Lovereading 4 schools