Will Gunnar wreak his vengeance on Skuli; head of the wolf me? You will have to read the book to find out but it is well worth it.
At 206 pages long the book is relatively short, a great length for a class read in years 5 or 6 and beyond. It could be accessed by children in Y4 but teachers should use caution due to some of the content. A number of characters lose their heads (literally.)
This story would be a great accompaniment to a Vikings history unit, allowing teachers to explore both the brutality of Viking life and elements of Norse Mythology.
I prefer this text to 'How to Train Your Dragon' as a more realistic portrayal of Viking culture.
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Other Historical Texts by Tony Bradman
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More books with a Viking theme
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