Inga The Viking Girl

Inga The Viking Girl

by Jacqueline Grant
     
 
Inga the Viking Girl is a chapter book written for early readers. It includes two stories about Inga Svensdotter; an eleven-year-old Viking girl who lives with her family in Einersfjord, Greenland. The first story is called Inga Goes A-Viking and it begins with the community at Einersfjord facing a huge problem. They have no food or supplies to repair their homes! The

Overview

Inga the Viking Girl is a chapter book written for early readers. It includes two stories about Inga Svensdotter; an eleven-year-old Viking girl who lives with her family in Einersfjord, Greenland. The first story is called Inga Goes A-Viking and it begins with the community at Einersfjord facing a huge problem. They have no food or supplies to repair their homes! The merchant ships that used to visit each year bringing important goods for trade, have stopped coming. The men of the settlement must take drastic action so they resort to the ancient Viking way of getting the goods they need to live?going A-Viking or going on a raid. For Inga this is her big chance to get away from her mother's attempts to make her into a lady and escape with the men for an adventure. No more sewing or learning how to cook! Even when her father tells her she cannot go, Inga is not defeated. She knows there must be a way for her to go A-Viking too.

In the second story called Inga Plans a Wedding, Inga tries to help her sister, Anna, who is being forced to marry the worst boy in Einersfjord. Unlike Inga, Anna is the perfect Viking girl. She is good at cooking and her embroidery work is the envy of all the girls in the fjord. Inga, on the other hand, wishes she were a boy. She spends her days wrestling with the boys, practicing her hunting skills, and trying to avoid her mother who is determined to make a lady out of her. Even though they are so different, Inga and her sister are best friends so when the girls find out that their father has made plans for Anna to marry Gorvid, Inga decides she must help her sister. Now Inga needs a plan to stop the wedding before it is too late. But everything she tries fails. Will Gorvid really marry Anna and become Inga's brother-in-law?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013668973
Publisher:
Gunga Peas Books
Publication date:
08/22/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
148 KB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Grant's passions are history and writing. She spends most of her time researching books she is planning to write or actually writing them. She is currently working on her PhD in Caribbean and Latin American history so she does a fair amount of academic writing as well.

Jacqueline was born on the island of Jamaica and many of her stories are set in the Caribbean or have Caribbean themes. But she also writes about lots of other things and she's particularly fond of stories that help children see their value and stories that just plain make people giggle. She hopes you enjoy reading her tales.

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