Sunday, January 31, 2016
Thorfinn and the Gruesome Games
author: David MacPhail
average rating: 3.50
book published: 2015
read at: 2016/01/31
date added: 2016/01/31
'Thorfinn and the Gruesome Games' by David MacPhail is a pretty fun young reader with a lesson about being yourself when everyone around you is trying to make you conform.
Young Thorfinn is the nicest Viking in his village. He might be the nicest Viking ever, which his father, Harald the Skull-splitter, has a problem with. He wants his son to be fierce, especially since the village is heading to the gruesome games. Harald finds a tutor for Thorfinn to learn fierceness from, but it just doesn't take. Harald has other problems since his rival chieftain will be there and a couple of his best competitors are mysteriously out of the contest. Can Harald get his beloved shield back? Will Thorfinn learn to be a fierce Viking and lose his niceness?
The book is a cute story filled with funny illustrations. I liked the humor and I think young readers would giggle out loud. The comparisons might be made to another young reader Viking series, but this one stands on its own, and can you have too many Viking books?
I received a review copy of this ebook from Myrick Marketing & Media LLC, Floris Books, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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