The Race of the Birkebeiners (Library Binding)
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 9780618103133, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2001
Here is a true, untold story of both bravery and tenderness. Mary Azarian's strong, sure woodcuts capture the warmth and ruggedness of medieval life, while Lise Lunge-Larsen's dramatic telling is direct and mesmerizing.
Praise For The Race of the Birkebeiners…
"Set in old Scandinavia, this exciting, snow-swept folktale comes to life in beautifully composed woodcut illustrations. . . . The simple, dramatic language captures the story’s danger and characters’ courage with pacing that is well-suited for read-alouds, but it’s Azarian’s richly colored woodcuts that children will connect with most." Booklist, ALA