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Thorfinn and the Dreadful Dragon

Thorfinn the Nicest Viking

May 2019
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    21st May 2019
  • ISBN 9781782505655
  • Language English
  • Pages 136 pp.
  • Size 6.22" x 7.76"

Prepare yourself for the wrath of the Norsemen! That is, if you don't mind and it's not too inconvenient....

Everyone knows Vikings are ruthless barbarians whose idea of a good time involves pillaging, plundering and feasting. But Thorfinn is no ordinary Viking! He is always polite and happily offers to wash the dirty dishes. Too bad his dad is Harald the Skull-Splitter, Village Chief and the roughest and toughest Viking of them all. 

Vikings far and wide are travelling to Scotland's Shetland Islands for the great Fire Festival where they'll compete to become the ultimate champion by creating dazzling fire displays. Chief Harald is determined to be victorious but it seems as if Thorfinn has ruined their chances against rival Viking Chief Magnus the Bone-Breaker, until he remembers a story about a once-legendary dragon, now in hiding….

Can Thorfinn and his ragtag crew track down the dreadful dragon and persuade her to help them put on a winning performance? 

Thorfinn and the Dreadful Dragon is the seventh adventure for Thorfinn the Nicest Viking in this funny, action-packed illustrated series for young readers which bridges the gap between Horrid Henry and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, set in a world where manners mean nothing and politeness is pointless!

(Ages 6 – 9 years)

“Thorfinn and the Dreadful Dragon is funny and adventure-filled, and would be particularly enjoyed by newly independent readers. While it's sure to be a hit with existing fans, it also works well as a stand-alone.” —Roaring Reads

David Machpail

David MacPhail left home at eighteen to travel the world and have adventures. After working as a chicken wrangler, a ghost-tour guide and a waiter on a tropical island, he now has the sensible job of writing about yetis and Vikings. At home in Perthshire, Scotland, he exists on a diet of cream buns and zombie movies. As well as the Thorfinn the Nicest Viking series, David is also the author of the Top-Secret Grandad and Me! series.