Book Club: Two Terrible Vikings

Discover Two Terrible Vikings by Francesca Simon (Faber). We’re so excited to share this fun read with you.

Book Club: Two Terrible Vikings

Book Club: Two Terrible Vikings

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Two Terrible VikingsDiscover May’s book club title, Two Terrible Vikings by Francesca Simon (Faber). We’re so excited to share this fun read with you to enjoy in a book club setting – whether with friends, family or your school mates.

Read an extract from the book here, or download our questions to use for discussion in your own book club. Click here to watch all our brilliant videos with Francesca Simon. Listen to her read from Two Terrible Vikings, discuss the fantastic illustrations in the book, and more. Finally, we create a recipe for every Book Club, so be sure to download this month’s Book Club snack recipe, inspired by Two Terrible Vikings – this month we are making porridge with fruit and nut troll prints!

Two Terrible Vikings and Grunt the BerserkerIf you love Two Terrible Vikings, we’ve got great news! The sequel, Two Terrible Vikings and Grunt the Berserker, is out now.

May's Book of the Month: Two Terrible Vikings

Two Terrible Vikings

Written by: Francesca Simon
Illustrated by: Steve May
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Set in the snowy fjords of a Viking kingdom, Hack and Whack, two truly awful twins twins, are adored by their proud parents for causing havoc and being the very best worst Vikings in the village. Nothing stops the marauding pair as they steal boats, loot a birthday party, track a troll and sail off to raid Bad Island with their friends Twisty Pants and Dirty Ulf.

Well, almost nothing . . .

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About the author

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon is one of the nation’s most popular authors and has written over fifty books for children of all ages. One of Francesca’s most successful and irrepressible creations has been the famous (or rather, infamous) Horrid Henry, who first appeared in 1994.

When she is not writing, Francesca is often encouraging and inspiring young writers and has judged many writing competitions for schools. She has also been a judge for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In 2009, in one of the proudest moments of her career, Francesca was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge.

About the illustrator

Steve May

Steve May is an animation director & freelance illustrator based in London. Steve has been a life-long doodler, studying fine art and film making in Nottingham and Animation at the Royal College of Art.

Steve’s scratchy, spontaneous illustration style has taken him in a number of interesting directions, including his role as the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge artist.

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