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They Came on Viking Ships/French, Jackie/Paper/0207200114/S030-D
Angus & Robertson
This is the story of a Scottish wolfhound called Snarf and his owner, Hekja, whose simple but happy lives change unrecognisably when their village is raided by Vikings.
As a puppy, Snarf is fortuitously rescued by a young girl called Hekja when he is badly injured. Both are then captured by raiding Vikings and transported to 'Vinland' with Freydis Ericsdottir, half-sister of Leif Ericson (who is usually credited with 'discovering' America. Both Freydis and Leif are the children of Eric the Red, who founded the Greenland colony.)
This page-turning story is set against an historical backdrop and the book is both fascinating and historically informative. The book contains detailed black and white line illustrations throughout.