The Sleeping Army (Hardback)
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The Sleeping Army (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 20/10/2011
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One of the bestselling children's authors in the world, the creator of the "Horrid Henry" series, launches an exciting new novel for children aged 8+. Freya is an ordinary girl living in modern Britain, but with a twist: people still worship the Viking gods. She's caught in her parents' divorce, and shuttling between bickering adults is no fun. One evening, stuck with her dad on his night shift at the British Museum, she is drawn to the Lewis Chessmen and Heimdall's Horn. Unable to resist, she blows the horn, waking three chess pieces from their enchantment; the slaves Roskva and Alfi, and Snot the Berserk. They are all summoned to Asgard, land of the Viking gods, and told they must go on a perilous journey to restore the gods to youth. If Freya refuses she will be turned into an ivory chess piece but, if she accepts her destiny and fails, the same terrible fate awaits her. This is brilliantly funny, original and a wholly new take on the Norse myths - and the travails of contemporary family life.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846686283
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 203 x 134 x 23 mm
Edition: Signed ed.

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“Not much depth”

I thought this was a great idea for a book, where Norse gods and Christianity is a thing of the past and was never very popular to begin with. A young girl blows on a horn and awakes a magic, sleeping chess set which... More

Paperback edition
24th June 2012
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“Great fun”

I really enjoyed this book it has dragons, gods, trolls and giants. And some challenging names.

Paperback edition
7th May 2012
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“The Sleeping Army”

From the author who brought us Horrid Henry, this a twist on Norse mythology. What would the world be like if it was based on the Norse gods and not Christianity?

Young Freya is suddenly pulled into a fantastic... More

Paperback edition
7th May 2012
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