Set in the Viking world of long boats, looting and grand adventure, The Goose Pimple Bay Sagas relate the hilarious tales of a ruling family with a difference.
Book one introduces the two sons of Chief Thunderstruck and Ma
Moosejaw, Spike Carbuncle and Whiff Eric. Ma Moosejaw wants to leave
Goose Pimple Bay with her husband and travel north to see a white bear.
But both sons are useless. Who will
look after things when they are gone? There's only one thing for it:
the sons must each find a bride. Whoever returns with the best one will
rule Goose Pimple Bay. The other will be banished to the forest for
Karen’s first novel for older readers, Raspberries on the Yangtze was short-listed for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. The first in her series for younger readers, The Crunchbone Castle Chronicles, published by A&C Black, was selected for the Summer Reading Challenge in 2006.