The Hand of the Viking Warrior by Terry Deary


The Hand of the Viking Warrior by Terry Deary

When the conquering Vikings settle in North America, they realise that their new home might not be as pleasant as they thought. The land is green and fertile but will they ever become friends with the natives, the fierce and war-like people they call Skraelings? Or will they be forced to return to Greenland? A Viking story blending Norse mythology with historical fact and Terry Deary's vividly imagined characters.


'Deary's language is pitched just right for readers to enjoy the book independently, if they are not already reading it in class...Deary recounts with his trademark humour and observation.'

About the Author

Terry Deary

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Terry Deary is the author of 249 fiction and non-fiction books published in 36 years and is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. His Horrible Histories series has sold over 6 million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 40 languages, as well as being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted The Outstanding Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century (Books for Keeps). He has now turned his attentions to adult fiction and non-fiction and more television and stage work.

He is married to Jenny and they have a daughter Sara who recently had twins, Terry's first grandchildren. He lives in Durham.

Q+A with Terry Deary

Favourite Hero: Guy Fawkes

Favourite Monster: The Chimera

Your weapon of choice: Machine Gun

Special Secret Power: Invisibility

Favourite Fight scene: Gladiators

Goodie or baddie: Baddie

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64 pages


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Publication date

1st December 2010



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