Informative yet entertaining - the excellent, colourful illustrations are humorous and give children an idea of what it might have been like when the Vikings were around. (5-7 Educator
A cracking good story and an engaging narrative voice are the two key characteristics guaranteed to keep young readers' attention from cover to cover … illustration, design and writing work in perfect harmony to create a lively cast of Vikings, whose story keeps you turning the pages. The illustrations have a gorgeous, fresh, drawn-from-life feel. (Nicola Davies Guardian
There is so much detail in this book and the pictures and the story are so interesting that I thoroughly recommend it. (Carousel
About the Author
Mick Manning grew up in Haworth, West Yorkshire and studied Illustration at the Royal College of Art in London. He has written and illustrated over 60 books, mostly with his partner Brita Granström.Their distinctive books have won many awards. Their first book, The World is Full of Babies, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders and have 4 sons. Their other books with Frances Lincoln include the critically acclaimed Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Pharaoh's Egypt, Viking Longship, Greek Hero, Tail-End Charlie and What Mr Darwin Saw. Both Roman Fort and Viking Longship were shortlisted for the English Association 4-11 Awards and Greek Hero won in 2008. Snap! is the follow-up to Yuck! which was a regional winner of the Highland Book Awards 2006. Recently Mick and Brita donated the entire body of work created for their book Fly on the Wall: Greek Heroto Seven Stories, the centre for children's books
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Brita Granström grew up on a Swedish farm and has an MFA in Fine Art from Konstfack, Stockholm. She and Mick Manning live in the Scottish Borders have four sons. Their first book together, The World is Full of Babies
won the Smarties Silver Award in 1996 and their second book, What's Under the Bed?
took the TES Junior Information Book Award in 1997. Yum Yum
and How Did I Begin?
were 2 of the 6 children's books shortlisted for the Rhone Poulene Prize in 1998. Science School
made the shortlist in the following year. In 2000, Wash, Scrub, Brush!
won the English Association's non-fiction award for the best picture book, with Let's Party
making the shortlist in 2001. Brita won both Parenting Magazine
's Book of the Year and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2000 with her illustrations for Judy Hindley's Eyes, Nose, Fingers, Toes
To visit the website of Brita Granström and Mick Manning click here
To read an interview with Mick Manning and Brita Granström click here<