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The Three Vikings

The Three Vikings

Adam Auerbach

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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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.

Christy Ottaviano Books

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

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Adam Auerbach

ADAM AUERBACH is the creator of Edda: A Little Valkyrie's First Day of School, which was named an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book. Adam's illustrations have appeared on book covers and in numerous print publications, including the New York Times and School Library Journal. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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