The Last Viking
Publication Date: September 2011
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A victorious story about a boy with a wild imagination, this humorous and pertinent narrative not only addresses the serious issue of bullying, but also highlights a moving relationship between grandfather and grandson. Josh is a nervous kid, and he is especially nervous about the kids who bother him at school and in the skate park. With his helmet and sword, and joined by his trusty Scottish terrier Wolverine, Josh finds new strength when the ancient Viking gods unite with him to thwart the neighborhood bullies.
Norman Jorgensen has been in the book trade business for more than 25 years. He is the author of several books, including The Call of the Osprey, A Fine Mess, and Jack’s Island, and the recipient of the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award. James Foley is a former cartoonist for Australia’s Quokka newspaper. He is a member of the Australian Cartoonists’ Association, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Australian Society of Authors