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Leif Frond and Quickfingers, 978-1472904539
Leif Frond is an aspiring young Viking hero living in the settlement of Frondfell. Whilst the story is a light hearted one, there is plenty of historical lifestyle detail in these two books, which adds interest for the reader. In The Viking Games, he deals with slightly scary Viking raiders and a widow desperate to marry his father, and in Quickfingers, he is responsible for unmasking and redeeming a suspicious travelling pedlar. In both stories, readers will identify with Leif as he tries to escape chores and his big sister, makes new friends, gets into scrapes and deals with a variety of small and not so small problems. Black and white illustrations (approximately one per chapter) enhance the humour of the text. Overall, both stories are a fun read for confident readers of 7+ or older readers needing a high level of interest but shorter, more approachable texts.