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The Vicious Vikings : ( Horrible Histories ) Paperback – Illustrated, 17 Nov 1994

4.3 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Hippo; 1st. Edition edition (17 Nov. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590557092
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590557092
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,277,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This book is excellent for any ages but i think, my self being a kid this book is for 10-13 year olds mostly. Parents should buy this and other Horrible History books if they cant get their kids to read other boring hisdory facts. This book has lots of information on vikings and how they lived. Who and how and when and what they conquered in a very funny way. Comic strips here and there make it funny and fun to read. There are also quizes and trick questions for your teachers about vikings, so if your teacher is a show-off then ask them some things out of here. You'll cathc them of guard! I personally like Horrible history books more than Horrible Science and Geography books because here there is like a storyline. This book is one of the best out of the Horrible History books, but I havent read all of them (and am looking forward to it). That is about it. My mum and Dad read this book and they also loved it, so that proves that it is for all ages. Terry Deary has really gone to town with this one! If your buying your first book out of this series then get this one!
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I found this for my son as we have been reading about Vikings. He is 8 and found it very entertaining. He also learnt a thing or two! Just the right length. It encouraged him to read more on the subject so it's got the thumbs up from me. Arrived quickly.
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Format: Paperback
The Vicious Vikings is packed with frightening facts about these vile invaders...and their savage Saxon enemies ~ from cruel kings and vengeful Viking warriors to the suffering slaves, the thralls.

Want to know:

* why some vicious Vikings had names like Fat-thighs, Oaf and Stinking?
* how to build a vicious Viking longboat?
* which vicious Viking god dressed up as a woman?

Read on to find out about some truly terrible torture techniques, vile Viking legends full of gruesome giants and deadly dwarves, and the messy murder of King Edmund.'

A witty and colourful cover opens to 135 pages, split over chapters:

1. Vicious Viking invaders
2. Vicious Viking timeline
3. Vicious Viking legends
4. Vicious Viking times
5. The power of Viking poems
6. Vicious Vikings vanquished
7. Live like a Viking
8. Viking women
9. Viking children
10. Vile Viking food
11. Vicious Viking historians
12. The savage Saxons
13. The suffering Saxons
14. King Alfred the cake
15. Test your teacher

with an introduction & an epilogue.

Written with the typical Deary humour, in a variety of type styles and black & white illustrations/cartoons throughout, from Martin Brown.
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We love Horrible Histories - the DVDs and CDs. This one is not a patch on many of the others. My 8 year old son loves Rotten Romans and I've lost track how many times we're listened to it on car journeys. Even I'm happy to listen to it time and time again. Vicious Vikings however, is entirely different - there is virtually NO content and it is totally DULL ! DO NOT BUY THIS ONE>
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I gave this book 4 stars because it was very funny but it didn't make me laugh as much as I would like to.
It was very gross. I like a bit of gross now and then that's why I gave it one of it`s stars for. I would recommend this book to a person who likes gross and likes having a book that makes them laugh.
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Im normally a fan of Horrible Histories but this particular book dissapointed me only for the reason being is that half way through the book it seems as though the author started to run out of ideas and then half the book talks about the Anglo Saxons? With not much Info on vikings really just a few stories (that could possibly be made up?) Shame really because the other books arent like that and Vikings are my fave historical people.
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Format: Paperback
If you’ve read my other Horrible Histories reviews, you’ve probably noticed a recurring theme – I always say that the books are good, but not as good as The Vicious Vikings. Well, The Vicious Vikings is finally here, and let me let you in to a little secret – it’s awesome.

And the best part of it is, you don’t need to be a history geek to enjoy reading it – hell, you don’t even need to be a kid! The Vikings were a fascinating race, and Deary tells their story with obvious passion – it’s a passion that’s contagious, and Martin Brown‘s fantastic illustrations help to complete this children’s masterpiece.
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Format: DVD
This is a review of the DVD of Vicious Vikings - please note that all the 5-star reviews seem to be talking about the (excellent) book!

Words cannot express just how terrible this DVD is! Honestly, if you've read any of the books or seen any episodes of the hilarious TV programme you'd probably think, as I did, that anything associated with Horrible Histories would be great - well this isn't! We actually couldn't watch it! It has the most insanely irritating background music, which continues throughout the entire DVD, and is the most trashy, dumbed-down and downright irritating kids' DVD you could imagine. It's the sort of thing they force terrorist suspects to watch when they're trying to extract a confession. I'll have to stop writing now or I'll start using language innappropriate for a kids' DVD. It's so bad it's difficult to believe that anyone thought it was of publishable standard.
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