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The Saga of Erik the Viking

The Saga of Erik the Viking
1st edition
Author Terry Jones
Illustrator Michael Foreman
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Children's literature
Publisher Pavilion Books
Publication date
1983
Pages 144 pp
ISBN
OCLC 60047974

The Saga of Erik the Viking is a children's novel written by the Welsh comedian Terry Jones, illustrated by Michael Foreman, and published by Pavilion in 1983. Foreman was commended for the annual Greenaway Medal by the Library Association, recognising the year's best-illustrated children's book by a British subject.[1][1]

According to one library record, "A Viking warrior who lived hundreds of years ago sets sail with his men on the Golden Dragon [ship] to find the land where the sun goes at night."[2]

Adaptation

The book was loosely adapted and directed by Jones as a 1989 film entitled simply Erik the Viking. The film was inspired by The Saga but the plot is completely different.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Since 1995 there are usually eight books on the Greenaway shortlist. According to CCSU, some runners up through 2002 were Commended (from 1959) or Highly Commended (from 1974). There were 99 commendations of both kinds in 44 years including Foreman and two others in 1980, when no one was highly commended.

References

  1. ^ "Carnegie Medal Award". Curriculum Lab. Elihu Burritt Library. Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). Retrieved 2012-07-20.
  2. ^ The Saga of Erik the Viking in libraries (WorldCat catalog). Retrieved 2012-07-20.

External links

  • at Puffin BooksErik the Viking
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