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The Last Viking Returns

Written by Norman Jorgensen and illustrated by James Foley


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Josh is as brave as a Viking warrior. And not much can scare a Viking. But when the two littlest Vikings go berserk, Josh, Grandpa and Viking World are all in for a rocky ride.

‘I loved this story because when my Mum read it to me it made my heart feel good.’ Harvey Wishart, 5 years old, The West Australian

‘Young children will love it — it’s a good old fashioned romping adventure, which will have them gasping in anticipation of what will happen next.’ Mornings with Fiona Parker, ABC Local Radio

‘… an engaging theme, entertaining story and colourful, amusing illustrations.’ MC Reviews

‘The resulting showdown between boy, dog, god and fire-breathing beast is thrilling.’ The Australian


Aurealis Awards (Shortlisted 2014)
Western Australian Young Readers' Book Award Hoffman Award (Winner 2015)

ISBN 9781925161151 (Hardback)
9781925163162 (Paperback)
Formats Large Format Illustrated (235 x 295mm) (Hardback)
Large Format Illustrated (235 x 295mm) (Paperback)
Categories Award Winning
Children's ebooks
Affordable paperbacks
Children's Picture Books
Pages 32
Publication Year 2014
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
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    James Foley

    James Foley writes and illustrates picture books, middle-grade novels and comics for kids. He’s the author/illustrator of the S.Tinker Inc. graphic novel series for middle primary: Brobot, Dungzilla and Gastronauts star Sally Tinker, the world’s foremost inventor under the age of 12, and Joe Tinker, her stinky baby brother.James also illustrated Total Quack Up!, an anthology of funny short stories written by authors such as Paul Jennings and Jacqueline Harvey, with proceeds going to charity. James’s earlier books My Dead Bunny, In the Lion, The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns have all scored several honours, including children’s choice awards, shortlistings in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, and selection to the International Youth Library’s White Ravens list. James is an ambassador for Books in Homes and Room To Read Australia. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd. He comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Read more

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    Norman Jorgensen

    Multi-award-winning writer Norman Jorgensen was born in Broome and lived a happy, Huckleberry Finn-like childhood. He has worked in the book trade for much of his life, and in his spare time, he loves to read, travel and take photographs. He now lives in a hundred-year-old house near the city with his wife, Jan Nicholls, a children’s book devotee. Norman began writing when in primary school and had a story read on the ABC Radio Argonauts Club, but it took many years before his first picture book, In Flanders Fields, beautifully illustrated by Brian Harrison-Lever, was published. Norman has since published three novels – Jack’s Island, The Smuggler’s Curse and his latest, The Wreckers’ Revenge – and two picture books with local illustrator James Foley – The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns. Read more