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The Saga of Erik the Viking

The Saga of Erik the Viking

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Some footage of Erik's village and environments was shot in Norway, while the Hy-Brasil sequence was filmed in Malta. Vincent Canby of The New York Times gave it 3 out of 5 and wrote: "Doesn't measure up to the best of the Python films, but it consistently entertains through the occasional gags that do not work and dialogue that is sometimes obscured by sound effects. The magic sword, golden goblets and other treasures Erik won mattered less to both of us than this 30 year old pile of pages. The villain sets off after George and Harold, who are in juvie (“not much different from our old school…except that they have library books here. Erik learns from the wise woman Freya that Fenrir the wolf has swallowed the sun, plunging the world into the age of Ragnarök.

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Bottom line; 'The Saga of Erik the Viking' is a very good children's book and a significant product of the (sadly now departed) creative imagination of Terry Jones.This was really useful to use during our Topic of the Vikings, we used it to create our own viking saga - inspired by these stories and following a similar structure. Robot Roz undertakes an unusual ocean journey to save her adopted island home in this third series entry.

Pairing the award-winning talents of Monty Python's Terry Jones and the beloved Michael Foreman, this reedition is perfect for reading aloud and is sure to enchant young readers.One story memorably shows that courage and strength are not always useful if unaccompanied by wisdom, and that a leader needs the latter more than the former. Written by Terry Jones, most famous for his membership of the Monty Python team, this is a wonderful tale, expertly spun, which won the Children’s Book Award. By turns adventurous, humorous, and philosophical, this is a sort of melancholic Odyssey where they seek to “sail beyond the sunset,” but unlike Odysseus, they are sure at every step that they are doomed.

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