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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
On Sale: 03/12/2019
ISBN: 978162779601940 Pages, Ages 4-8
Three Vikings set out on a daring quest in this thoughtful picture book that shines a light on teamwork and individuality by Ezra Jack Keats Honor-winning creator Adam Auerbach.
Three Vikings were dreaming of Valhalla: an enchanted land full of possibility where only the strongest and bravest can enter. The littlest Viking is neither the strongest nor the bravest, though he is the most creative. Can a gentle, musical Viking really survive the treacherous road to Valhalla?
This mythical tale celebrates teamwork, acceptance, the power of music, and the art of storytelling.
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Praise for The Three Vikings
"Bold, humorous cartoon illustrations will hold the interest of group listeners. The message that the arts are as important as fighting is a positive one. Youngsters may want to learn more about Norse lore after reading this pleasant tale."--Kirkus Reviews
“Reminiscent of Tomi Ungerer's The Three Robbers (1961), this story keeps an upbeat tone. . . The idea that the arts are valuable comes through loud and clear.”—Booklist
“Precise and colorful illustrations complement the ordered structure of this tale that celebrates individuality and music. A pleasing tale of individuals who use their unique strengths in just the right way.”—School Library Journal