Slave's Tale

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A Slave’s Tale, the sequel to Hakon of Rogen’s Saga, is told from the point of view of a slave girl, Helga, who stows away on the longship when Hakon, the young Viking chieftain, sets sail for France on a voyage to return Rark, a freed slave, to his homeland. The voyagers’ journey is perilous—they narrowly escape capture by an invading fleet, and their ship is severely damaged by a storm. Upon reaching France—where the Vikings are now hated, not feared—only tragedy ensues.

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Leo and Diane Dillon Boston 1965 Hard Cover Reprint Very Good- in Very Good- jacket Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. This copy is a 5th printing, with an ISBN number on the ... back dust jacket flap, and a library date of 1979 written in. So it was published between 1969 and 1979, the original was published in 1965 and as best as I can tell is the third hardback book that Leo and Diane Dillon illustrated. A solid good reading copy, a story of the Viking times for juvenile readers, with the Dillon's woodcut illlustrations, 217 pages. Read more Show Less

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A Slave’s Tale, the sequel to Hakon of Rogen’s Saga, is told from the point of view of a slave girl, Helga, who stows away on the longship when Hakon, the young Viking chieftain, sets sail for France on a voyage to return Rark, a freed slave, to his homeland. The voyagers’ journey is perilous—they narrowly escape capture by an invading fleet, and their ship is severely damaged by a storm. Upon reaching France—where the Vikings are now hated, not feared—only tragedy ensues.

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"The beautiful style of writing, the understanding of what slavery and freedom mean to the human spirit, as well as a good plot, exciting and convincing, give distinction to this tale." —Library Journal, June 1965

"Much of the stark epic quality of Hakon of Rogen’s Saga is here, but rising above it is a deeply felt message. . . . An absorbing, powerful story." —Horn Book, August 1965

"An outstanding tale for older readers, with strength and poetry in its telling." —Chicago Tribune

"The past comes vividly alive in this vigorous and romantic saga of the Viking era." —Commonweal, May 1965

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395068045
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1965
  • Age range: 12 years

Meet the Author

Erik Christian Haugaard (1923–2009) was a celebrated Danish author and translator of more than twenty critically acclaimed books for young readers, including The Samurai’s Tale, The Boy and the Samurai, and The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai. His books have been awarded the American Library Association Notable Book Award, Jane Addams Award, and the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, among others.

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