Viking tales of Woden, Thor, Frigg, Saturn and more fill this book. From these tales, Vikings named the days of our week. Seven Viking Days engages children, parents and grandparents with vibrant, unique illustrations while telling these stories in the context of Viking lifestyle and society. It is a conversation between Sun and the Viking boy, Canute, and reinforces the correct sequence of the days. The authentic origins of our days’ names resulted solely from the author’s thorough research into ancient Scandinavian myths and legends. This children’s picture book is full color, hardcover, 8.5 by 11 inches, 32 pages. The official publication date is October 24, 2015, and Advance Reading Copies are now available.
Seven Viking Days
1094 New DeHaven Street, Suite 100
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
LCCN: 2015937660 $29.95
By D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
Seven Viking Days offers up Viking tales of Thor and others in a hardcover full-color children's picture book that gathers these tales under one cover and adds vibrant details about Viking lives and history.
It would have been all too easy to just present Viking folklore alone; but the added value of this approach is that it tailors its stories to reveal Viking lives and society and thus takes the folktale format a step further by creating a lively history. The book will be published in October.
Mia Hocking's lovely illustrations create a collage of images and backgrounds to accompany text that will lend to both parental read-aloud and leisure enjoyment by kids with basic reading skills who have moved beyond the one- or two-line elementary picture book format.
From the origins of Tuesday in 'Tiu's Day' to how other days of the week and Scandinavian roots are still present in modern culture, Seven Viking Days uses repetition, icons for the days, discussions of days' names and their roots in legend and story, and more.
The result is a gorgeous presentation of Viking vignettes that will interest adults as well as children.