From the creator of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book, Little Red, comes another thrilling and spunky fairy tale retelling about three very brave and rebellious Viking girls.
Someone—or something—is CRASHING and BASHING near a village of Viking folk! Chickens are disappearing, trees are falling down, and there are awfully big footprints leading into the woods…
Three little Viking girls know just what the trouble is, but the silly chieftain won’t listen to them! Can this gumptious trio work together to raise their voices and prove who knows best, after all?
A master of fractured fairy tales with feminist twists, author-illustrator Bethan Woollvin uses strikingly bold graphics that pop with vibrant colors and are perfect for read alouds. Gather around for a romping, stomping story with gripping tension and lots of silly mischief and mayhem.
“Bethan Woollvin’s Three Little Vikings is also about the bigness of the smallest rebels. . . . These characters must shatter the confines of the fairy tale to save the kingdom.”—The New York Times
★ “Bethan Woollvin (Little Red) delivers a merry olde story that’s chock full of modern-day appeal. Her Viking girls are steadfast and wise, and they earn their right to one-up their stubbornly oblivious Chieftain. Woollvin’s distinctive design is defined by characters with overlarge eyes, and she uses strong, flat blocks of color decorated with whimsical patterns and details, which give her gouache and digital illustrations a singular look. Share this triumphant tale with little Vikings everywhere.”—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
“This Nordic fairy-tale with a feminist twist promotes how sometimes the smallest voices have the most important ideas.”—School Library Journal
“Though peppered with references to folklore, this fun tale is updated for modern sensibilities, with a resonant message about questioning authority. . . . Clever and timely.”—Kirkus Reviews
BISAC 1: JUV012040 JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
BISAC 2: JUV039140 JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes – Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
BISAC 3: JUV022030 JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse