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Down with the Dirty Danes! by [Cross, Gillian]
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Down with the Dirty Danes! Kindle Edition

2.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Length: 64 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Age Level: 7 - 9 Grade Level: 2 - 4

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From the Back Cover

'An hilarious story, told in letter form, about King Alfred – he who burnt the cakes, and his battle with the Vikings.'

Berwin, son of Egfrith, writes to Wulfric, son of Elred using his miraculous new talent of reading and writing. Berry's spelling leaves a lot to be desired and in his hilarious letters he tells a tale of mixups and mayhem when King Alfred hides in his family's cottage but is mistaken for a Dirty Dane – their word for the Vikings. A completely new perspective on why and how those cakes got burned!

Fast and very, very funny from the prize-winning author of 'The Demon Headmaster'.

About the Author

Gillian Cross has been a successful author for many years. She has won the Carnegie medal, for Wolf; the Smarties Prize and the Whitbread Children’s Novel award, for The Great Elephant Chase and her Demon Headmaster books have been made into successful television series. Gillian Cross is a great supporter of libaries and has served on several national committees and working parties in support of these institutions. She lives in Warwickshire with her husband and family.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3035 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (30 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HY5ZRM0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,027,442 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
The storyline might be great, but how can anyone justify encouraging 8 year olds to read this? The spelling mistakes might be funny from an adult point of view, or to an older child whose spelling is spot on, but the errors are not even corrected in the book. My local authority has provided this book in their school library service. I wonder if the person who bought it actually looked inside it. Doesn't anyone else want their children educated correctly?
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Format: Paperback
I will admit that I have not read this book, so the story maybe good. But... My 8 year old daughter arrived home from school with it, and after flicking through the pages to read it with her, it's lucky the book is not going back in a bag of charred remains. How any author could "rite" this and the publisher think it is "grate" is beyond belief. (this is the kind of spelling used throughout the book. "Pleese" dont encourage this kind of education in schools.
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By A Customer on 28 Jan. 2002
Format: Paperback
Down with the Dirty Danes!
Welcome to this juicy book that will be glued to your face if you read it. First of all I would like to recommend this book for 2nd and 3rd graders and Danish people.
The characters are a man who was out in the rain, which came to ask for shelter and to stay with this family. (Mom, dad, a boy, and a baby.) And of course the Vikings.
This story happens in England but the main part happens mostly in the family's house.
The main problems were of course that they were afraid of the Vikings because they thought they would eat their baby. (Mostly) Also when the man came to ask if he could stay with the family they thought he was a Viking, but the major problem was that one-day the father had for gotten his axe. (To chop of a Vikings head.) So the mom got really nervous that she went after him to give the axe. Then the stranger was put in charge of the children.
After a little while since the mom had left someone was knocking at the door. They answered the door and there right in front of them was a...
Read this book to find out what was standing right in front of them and what had happened to the mom and dad.
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This book has been used by a year 5 class and the children have thoroughly enjoyed it.
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