by David MacPhail; Illustrated by Richard Morgan
- Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is a funny and fearsome series which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!
- David MacPhail takes readers on a journey filled with gruesome Viking heroes, adventurous battles -- and a polite young Viking who would rather be at home with a mug of pinecone tea!
- Illustrated with hilarious sketches by Richard Morgan, as well as cut-out-and-keep collectable character cards, games and fun facts
Thorfinn is a nice, polite young Viking. How will he manage to find the stolen treasure and save his village?
Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient...
Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, Village Chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all.
Harald the Skull-Splitter and fellow chief Magnus the Bone-Breaker find a massive treasure chest in the remote Western Isles of Scotland. Thorfinn and his rival Olaf must guard it overnight, but despite their best efforts, they can't help falling asleep. In the morning the treasure has disappeared and now Thorfinn's village is at stake. Can Thorfinn the Nicest Viking and his friends find the missing loot in time to save their village?
Thorfinn the Nicest Viking is a funny, illustrated, action-packed new series for young readers which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!
The 6th book in the Thorfinn series.
Recommended by the publisher for ages 6-9 yrs.
Softcover, 136 pages. 197 x 158 mm. With 50 black and white illustrations.
Floris Books, 2016.
About the Author
David MacPhail left home at eighteen to travel the world and have adventures. After working as a chicken wrangler, a ghost-tour guide and a waiter on a tropical island, he now has the sensible job of writing about yetis and Vikings. At home in Perthshire, Scotland, he exists on a diet of cream buns and zombie movies. David is also the author of Yeti on the Loose and the Thorfinn the Nicest Viking series.
Richard Morgan was born and raised by goblins on the Yorkshire moors. He has painted backgrounds for Disney TV and now writes and illustrates children's books. He lives in Cambridge, England, and has a family of goblins of his own.
'Morgan's loosely drawn ink--and--wash cartoons add appropriately comical notes, as does the dialogue... and occasional outsized belch... Brains trump brawn every time--at least for this horn--helmed peacemaker.'